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Jane Officer
Monday, January 07, 2019

8th Grade French News

We just completed another unit in our texts and are being assessed this week on leçons 13, 14, 15, and 16.  Students will be tested on reading, writing, listening and speaking on this unit assessment. After this test, we will be preparing for the Hanover High School French placement test that will occur on Monday, February 4th. In the next few weeks, I will be teaching our eighth graders about the Passé Composé, or the past tense, and it will be fresh in their minds as they proceed to take the placement test for French 2, or French 2 Honors, at Hanover High School. All of my students will enroll in French 2 for their freshman year, regardless of their high school choice for school next year. This placement test is designed to determine if any of our 8th grade French students should be enrolled in the regular French 2 course, or the advanced French 2 Honors course at Hanover High School.

7th Grade French News

We just completed another unit in our texts and are being assessed this week on leçons 9, 10, 11, and 12.  Students will be tested on reading, writing, listening and speaking on the unit assessment. Next, we will begin a unit where we will learn the names of places in French: school, church, grocery store, shopping mall, library, etc.  We will also learn three new verbs and their conjugations, so that students will be able to ask directions to places in French, as well as understand how to converse about how they are going to or coming from those locales, what they should bring with them to be prepared for their visit there, what they will do when they arrive there, and when they shall return from there. This unit would come in very handy when students actually travel to a French speaking country. Bon voyage!~

6th Grade French News

We just completed a section on foods, drinks, and how to order them in French.  Your student is ready to travel to a French speaking country and politely order a meal with a French native. This week, we are continuing our study of telling time in French. This is a bit of a challenge for our kids not only because of the language barrier, but also because many places use the 24 hour clock for schedules and this is new to them.  We have been playing with time tiles, which are hands-on manipulatives that teach time in a fun and engaging way. The students love them and don’t even realize they are learning when playing with them.  What could be better?  The next opportunity you have to ask your child for the time, please ask them to tell it to you in French.~