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Posted: January 12, 2022
I am going to be sending out an almost daily update to parents sometimes, simply to keep everyone aware of how home learning is going and to give you updates as they happen that day regarding assignments for FILA class. From today onward, daily meetings will still be held at the same time, grade 7 FILA-9:30 and 8 FILA-10:30. However, instead of a half an hour, they will be closer to 45 minutes as Mme McQuaid-Murphy and I will be teaming up to give the kids one meeting instead of two seperate longer meetings. We discussed this with students today and they said they preferred to have us combine for one meeting instead of two seperate ones. This saves time and effort and makes a more fluid class for the kids. So, to sum up, Mme McQuiad-Murphy will be jumping on everyday at the beginning of class to answer questions or explain a concept the kids may not have understood. Afterwards, I will be doing my daily class, where the main lesson will still be recorded and availble for viewing or consultation later.
Also, if your child is one who has been contacted by our French monitrice, Mme Burke, to do some French activities, these are taking place directly after our respective classes, and it would be great if students could log on to these sessions as these are great for extra help and maintenance of their language.
As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to me by email: email@example.com
Posted: January 11, 2022
Today, we are off to a great start! For those students who were unable to attend or gain access to our virtual meeting today, I recorded the essential explanation part of the lesson and this automatically appears on the Team after I finish recording. To access this, please go to the FILA Teams, under Files and then the Recordings folder. They will be saved by date and will be available going forward for review or access.
I have had a few parents asking what format I am using for assignments and what that looks like for our FILA classes. Essentially these will be divided into two sections-weekly assignments and daily assignments. The weekly assignments will be scheduled to upload by Monday morning and will be due by Friday night at 11:59pm. This was done in order to give as much time as feasibly possible to everyone and to accomodate schedules. Daily assignments are shorter, but are due by 11:59pm of the day they are assigned, this time frame being done to also give as much time as possible to those who can only access technology or wifi at certain times of the day.
I have or will have finished explaining all of this to students virtually and in my videos by the end of class tomorrow, but I wanted to give parents a heads up here as my videos are in French for the kids.
Thanks everyone and please remember that if you have any questions to please reach out by firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: January 10, 2022
This message has also been sent out to all parents and guardians via email. I am posting here in case some missed it in their email.
I hope everyone was able to enjoy a restful Holiday break. I am reaching out regarding expectations for distance learning in regards to grade 7 & 8 French Immersion Language Arts. All work will be completed through Teams. I will be having a virtual class daily for each grade level. For Grade 7, this will be starting at 9:30 and ending between 10 and 10:15. For Grade 8, this will be starting at 10:30 and ending between 11 and 11:15. A recording of the lesson will be taken and uploaded for students to have access to should they need it. There will be independent work to be completed daily attached to the lesson. Further, there will be work to be completed independently in the afternoons, and these expectations will be outlined to students during our first virtual meeting tomorrow. Time for interventions will be scheduled as well and this will be communicated with students tomorrow, when these separate meetings will take place, usually in the afternoon though. Attendance will be taken daily.
These are stressful times for everyone, and because of this, I encourage anyone who has any questions to reach out to me via email at email@example.com. Please keep an eye on my teacher page via the Gretna Green School website, as often I will post messages here regarding when work is due and other messages so that parents can be kept in the loop without having to access their child's teams directly.
Thank you and sincerely,
Posted: December 13, 2021
7 & 8 FILA
The GG Powerplay Christmas Market has been post-poned until next Tuesday and Wednesday. For today, students are to finish up their projects to the best of their abilities if they have not already done so. If they are finished their projects, I would like you to sit down in a corner somewhere and practice some mental health practices. This can include anything from reading a good book, listening to music, journaling or meditating. Times are stressful right now with everything going on in the world, and practicing good mental health strategies is very important.
Happy Monday and Stay Safe!
Posted: November 29, 2021
7 & 8 FILA
Today for 7 & 8 FILA, I want students to pick a topic as we had discussed last week in class about a non-fictional event or subject. It should be something they are interested in and that they are wanting to learn more about. I had originally told them that they would have to pick something they already knew a lot about, but I have switched gears and want the kids to pick something that interests them. The only rule of thumb for picking a topic and researching it is that it cannot be about a specific person, as this would be a biography. This is why it must be about a specific event or subject. ALL FACTS SHOULD EITHER BE WRITTTEN OUT OR PRINTED:)
Continue on with duolingo today. If you did not complete the work from Friday, there is an explanation just below this one about how to access duolingo and to make an account by following the instructions on the website and choosing French.
Have a good day everyone and stay safe!
Posted: November 26, 2021
7 & 8 FILA
For today students are asked to go to the following links and practice some of the grammar concepts in French that we have gone over together in the last few months.
1. Nom commun ou nom propre-https://www.ortholud.com/nom-propre-nom-commun-1.html
2. Féminin et masculin-https://www.ortholud.com/grammaire/feminin_masculin/index.php
4. Trouvez le verbe-https://www.ortholud.com/grammaire/verbe/index.php
You can go to this website https://www.duolingo.com/ and create a free account and pick French and follow along with the exercises it provides you. If you have a smart phone or tablet, then download the app from the app store.
Stay safe everyone and have a great weekend!
Posted: November 25, 2021
7 & 8 FILA
For French today, students are to go to the following website via this link: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse/scolaire and then hit the blogue icon to the far right at the top of the page. Once here students are to pick one vlogue to watch and one blogue to read of their choice. They are then to write a short paragraph on what each one was about and bring it to school for discussion when we return to face to face learning.
For French today, students are to go to the following website and watch one vlogue located at the link. I want students to use their listening strategies and combine it with their inferencing strategies to write one or two sentences after they have watched it to tell me what they think it is about: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse/scolaire/blogues/4811/le-vlogue-de-.... The sentences can be in English.
Have a good day!