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13 mai. 2020

Salut!Ahniin! Hello!

The first long weekend of the summer season is approaching quickly.  It looks as though we are going to see "des cieux gris" .....ohhhh... "je souhaite des cieux clairs et blues bientôt".

I hope that everyone is staying healthy, happy and motivated to participate in Pandemic Distance Learning for French.  If you find your French Google classroom tasks too challenging, try going to the FUN LINKS page on this website and choose some games and/or activities to try.  Email me or comment in Google Classroom to let me know which games/activities you like and which you don't.  If a link is no longer working ....let  me know. Remember that some sites require a FlashPlayer (you should be able to download it fairly simply) and you need to "allow" blocked plug-ins. 

Try your best, "continuez de sourire"  et "prenez-vous soins"!
And say "Je vous salue, Marie"...


20 avril, 2020

Quelle journée!  Le soileil brille et le ciel est clair!  What a day! The sun is shining and the sky is clear!  It looks as though we're going to see sunshine almost every day this week (at least for part of the day)!
I hope y'all get outside and breathe deeply to clear out your lungs and your brains!  
Please remember to check our French Google Classrooms this week; I'm trying to maintain a posting schedule as follows:

lundi/Monday: Grades 1/2, 2/3  (Mr. White, Mme. Whitwell, Mme. Turner)
mardi/Tuesday: Grades 3/4, 5/6 (Mme. Moreau, Mme. St. Amour)
mercredi/Wednesday: Grade 6/7 (Mme. Lyon)
jeudi/Thursday: Grade 7/8 (M. Ayers)

If you can't/don't complete the task by the "due date", please do not fret! Just do what you can, when you can (due dates are more for me to try and stay organized)

Passe une bonne semaine! // Have a good week!

 13 avril 2020

Well, I hope y'all had an enjoyable Easter weekend and continue to observe the Season.  I have set up dedicated Google Classrooms for all French classes; you can find the classroom codes and posting dates on the appropriate grade level page (e.g. code for 6/7 is on the Intermediate page, code for 5/6 is on the Junior page, code for 2/3 is on the Primary page). Participation and fun are the goals for the rest of the French term; grades and due dates are somewhat flexible.  Some parameters need to be maintained due simply to sheer volume.  We'll work it out eventually!

During the next few weeks, I will post some activities and suggestions to help maintain your child's learning until we can regather in our own space again.  The most useful page is the FUN LINKS page as it provides access to sites that always help build skills, vocabulary and confidence. 
Please let me know if some of the sites or Apps are no longer accessible/functioning; it is challenging to stay on top of all the changes as student needs change constantly as well.  If you and/or your child discover a new site or find a particular site useful (and fun), please let me know and I will add it to our FUN LINKS page.

Over time, I will suggest specific activities for your child to do (based on the current grade level or division).
Some of the activities can be done with siblings from different grades and/or as family groups.
in between laver les mains! (wash your hands)

Emails regarding this web page are the only ones I am able to access at this time. (

Please check the appropriate page (on left of menu) for updates on your child's class.

Primary/Primaire (for grades 1-3)
Junior/Moyens (grades 4-6)
Intermediate/Intermediare (grades 7-8, although Mme. Lyon's 6/7 class is considered Intermediate)

Ask your Intermediate student about the Student Exchange presentation and opportunities.  Information regarding programming and costs are available on the following sites