Thursday, September 24, 2015


We have spent September reviewing vocabulary taught in previous year. In particular, we have practiced basic introduction phrases:

Bonjour! Comment t'appelles-tu? (Hello, what is your name?)

Je m'appelle ________ (My name is)

Il s'appelle ________ (His name is)

Elle s'appelle _________ (Her name is)

I was very impressed on how much the students remembered and how confident they were using the vocabulary. Ask your child to teach you!

The rest of the review includes colours, days of the week, months of the year and numbers up to 20.

If you click on the links below you can find some songs by Alain Le Lait that we used during our review:


J'aime les Voitures

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bon Retour!

Welcome back to school!

Our class has a new name! Formally known as "Basic French", we are now called "French Communication and Culture". Follow the link below to see a poster created by the Manitoba Department of Education describing the program. You may wish to scroll down to the second page for the English translation.

French Communication and Culture

This year we are exploring the following units:

1. Décoverons notre École (Exploring our school)

2. Festival Du Voyageur

3. Au Café (At the Café)

....and many other thematic adventures!

I look forward to all the fun we will be having in French class this year!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Club Mystère

For our final unit we are exploring a very popular program called "Club Mystère". During this program, students solve mysteries while practicing basic French vocabulary. Our first case was to solve the name of "Détective X". We practiced basic greetings, the French alphabet and pronunciation of French names. We also explored French communities across Canada. Many students have solved the case early. What smart detectives!

Concours Provincial

Our students represented our division well at the provincial Councours d'Art Oratoire. One of our students even came back with second place!

Performing at Université de Saint-Boniface
Performing at Université de Saint-Boniface

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Le Festival International du Conte de Winnipeg

Friday we will be going on a Field Trip to L'Université de St. Boniface where we will watch a French play about Paix et Guerre (Peace and War). Here is a description of the performance as described by the Festival:

La guerre et la paix is a 45‐minute storyshow featuring Estelle and Alain, two people preparing for a peace march. With conflicting approaches and wildly differing personalities, the two have a hard time getting along. A series of heated arguments result in their getting stuck in a room with no exit. They must find a way to make peace before finding a way out. The 45‐minute workshop which students attend before or after the storyshow deals with learning about the five stages of grief in a light-hearted way.

It should be a fun day! Stay tuned for pictures on our Instagram feed!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Les Préparations Pour 6ième Année

As the third term begins, my goal is to prepare the grade fives for French class in middle school. The grade six teachers have told me that they would like students to know the following criteria:

  • Numbers up to 100
  • Colours
  • The Weather
    • Quelle temps fait-il aujourd'hui
    • Il fait froid, il fait chaud, etc.
  • The Calendar
    • Days of the week
    • Months of the year
  • Common Phrases
    • Hello/Goodbye
    • My name is.... What is your name...
    • Can I go to the bathroom
    • I need a pencil
  • Names of places and objects at school
While the students know most of these already, we will be reviewing and using this vocabulary in more depth. Ask your child to teach you!

Our first topics that we are covering are numbers to 100 and the weather. it is very easy to help your child review their french numbers. You can even just roll a pair a dice, add the value and say the number in French. With playing cards, you can deal two cards to each person and say the number in French.

Here is a link to a website that lists all numbers up to 100 with a video with the pronunciation of the numbers. Transparent Language.