Interim Primary French Blog Letter for COVID 19

Dear parents of primary students (kindergarten to grade 3),

First of all, I would like to thank all the administrators and teachers who are dedicated to the profession of teaching by continuing to educate your children, help them grow in their journey of faith and to develop their full potential amidst our current pandemic. You probably heard the expression, “it takes a village to raise a child,”  well, I believe “it takes a Catholic community to raise good children”.

I would like to stress the importance of our French program. I believe that French plays an important role in a student’s Canadian identity. Our country is recognized as a bilingual nation, where English and French are our official languages. Moreover, French is beneficial for your child because they learn various ways of communicating thoughts and ideas, as well as, building friendships.  Perhaps in the distant future, they will be able to build economic relationships and cultural bonds. Most importantly, I hope that your children will continue on learning this language for the purposes of extending God’s instrument of love.

Now is a good opportunity to interact with your children in their education and growth. As best as I can, I will provide online instructions and materials in the following weeks.

In the meantime, please review the following vocabulary words / phrases with your children:

  • Bonjour! – Hello
  • Comment t’appelles-tu? – What is your name?
  • Je m’appelle – My name is
  • Comment ca va? – How are you?
  • Ca va bien – I am well
  • Ca va mal – I do not feel well

 

Here are some French Folk songs I want the students to learn and sing along. Please note: The following are various links to Youtube that your family can listen to together.

  1. Beginner French For Greeting People Sing-Along Song | BASHO & FRIENDS 4k Learning | Bonjour – Hello https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkff4xjkWjE
  2. Beginner French What Is Your Name? Sing-Along Song | BASHO & FRIENDS | Comment Tu T’appelles? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbQIDw05A8M
  3. Learn The French Alphabet Sing-Along Song | BASHO & FRIENDS 4k Learning | Ohhh, A, b, chttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=golDmUTCx_A
  4. Learn French Numbers 1-10 Sing-Along Song | BASHO & FRIENDS 4k Learning | Les Chiffres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCU9k7bMqCk
  5. Alouette, gentille alouette – alain le lait (French body parts – for birds)                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_hFw_cWg9U

 

For all students & parents – Words to pronounce in French – Google Translate

If you are having difficulty pronouncing the above phrases, feel free to use Google Translate as described using the following directions below:

  1. Open the Google Translate website.
  2. Copy the full URL of the website you want to translate.
  3. Paste the URL into the left field of Google Translate.
  4. Select the website’s language from the buttons at the top.
  5. Select the language you want the page translated into.
  6. Select the volume icon

Thank you all for your help.  Be safe and well.

Please Note:  A separate notice will be posted on the blog for Intermediate parents and students in the foreseeable future.  A more detailed French plan will be forthcoming.

Bon Chance tout le monde! A tout a l’heure.  Good luck everyone!  See you next time!

God bless,

Mr. Rosendo Balintona – French Teacher

 

 

French Grade 5 House Project Structure & Evaluation

Friday, April 12, 2019

Dear parents,

The grade 5 students will create a model of a house and describe its rooms and furniture in sentences to assist in understanding and communicating for French.

House Structure

First, they will construct the structure of a house, which can be made out of cardboard or wood. Parents are able to help with the structure, but not they are not allowed to describe its rooms and furniture. Once students have completed the structure, they cannot bring it back home. They will work on the house as an on-going project until the end of May. The structure is due Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.

House Evaluation Total: /100
Sentences (including the use of the verbs avoir & etre and the prepositions of place) /30

Labels /20

Spelling /10

Content /10

Furniture /10

Plan /5
Decorations /5
Creativity /5
Completion of tasks /5

Reminder: Students will be assessed for ongoing group work on a criteria checklist within the context of the above tasks until May 31th. At this stage, focus is on the language comprehension skills. Group tasks are to be completed in school. Moreover, individual tasks can be completed at home.

*Important*: Students cannot bring harmful or hazardous tools to school for constructing a model of a house (examples: a knife, a glue gun and a paper cutter).

Thank you,

Mr. Balintona

Grade 6 French – Oral Presentation draft on an profile of an athlete due Wednesday, February 22nd

Content

  1. Introduction & Name. (Bonjour! Il s’appelle Tom Brady.)
  2. Sport (Il joue au foot-ball american.)
  3. Equipment (Voici une casque, une costume, des gants, des chaussures et une balle de foot-ball.)
  4. Facility/Site (Il est dans le stade.)
  5. Nationality (Il vient des Etats-Unis.)

Criteria

  1. Speak loud and clear
  2. Make eye contact
  3. Use proper pronunciation, sentence structure and grammar
  4. Use gestures/facial expressions
  5. Use costumes and props

Update on House Structure and Evaluation

Dear parents,

The grade 5 students will create a model of a house and describe its rooms and furniture in sentences to assist in understanding and communicating.

House Structure

First, they will construct the structure of a house, which can be made out of cardboard or wood. Parents are able to help with the structure, but not they are not allowed to describe its rooms and furniture. Once students have completed the structure, they cannot bring it back home. They will work on the house as an on-going project until the end of May. The structure is due Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.

*Important*: Students cannot bring harmful or hazardous tools to school for constructing a model of a house (examples: a knife, a glue gun and a paper cutter).

House Evaluation Total: /100
Plan /5
Furniture /10
Decorations /10
Sentences/Labels /30
Content (including the use of the verbs avoir & etre and the prepositions of place) /15
Spelling /15
Creativity /5
Completion of tasks /10

Reminder: Students will be assessed for ongoing group work on a criteria checklist within the context of the above tasks until May 31th. At this stage, focus is on the language comprehension skills. Group tasks are to be completed in school. Moreover, individual tasks can be completed at home.

House Project Structure & Evaluation

Dear parents,

The grade 5 students will create a model of a house and describe its rooms and furniture in sentences to assist in understanding and communicating.

House Structure

First, they will construct the structure of a house, which can be made out of cardboard or wood. Parents are able to help with the structure, but not they are not allowed to describe its rooms and furniture. Once students have completed the structure, they cannot bring it back home. They will work on the house as an on-going project until the end of May. The structure is due Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.

House Evaluation Total: /100
Plan /5
Furniture /10
Decorations /10
Sentences/Labels /30
Content (including the use of the verbs avoir & etre and the prepositions of place) /15
Spelling /15
Creativity /5
Completion of tasks /10

Reminder: Students will be assessed for ongoing group work on a criteria checklist within the context of the above tasks until May 31th. At this stage, focus is on the language comprehension skills. Group tasks are to be completed in school. Moreover, individual tasks can be completed at home.