Monday, March 25, 2013

Beginning French DAC

If you are wondering what the beginning French class has been up to for the past few weeks, I can tell you that we have been quite busy!

A few weeks ago, we started learning about the house and associated vocabulary. We even constructed one of our own out of poster board, felt, and construction paper, and became artisianal furniture builders for a day or so. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of the final product, but I can assure you, it was a beautiful home!

We also learned about modes of transportation. We took a mini field trip to Rainbow City to see if we could find all of the vehicles on our list, which included, in addition to the traditional ways we get around, a submarine, a rocket ship, a UFO, and a ship. We found everything, believe it or not!

We also played a variation on pictionary.

tout le monde en traîn de dessiner une fusée

Jackson's rendition of an OVNI (objet volant non indentifié, or UFO)

Maya and Chloe's renditions of an OVNI.

Last week, we started a restaurant to review all of the food vocabulary we learned a while back. We practiced ordering, created menus, and set the table.

The kids making their menus and currency to buy their food. Who knew the kids would learn how to make money in French class!

This week we are learning about adjectives. Today we learned about clean (propre), dirty (sale), pretty (joli(e)/belle/beau) and ugly (laid(e)). We played freeze tag with someone as a "mud monster" "sale" instead of "it", and the rest as "propre" with sponges. If someone is tagged, they are "sale" and have to freeze. The kids with sponges had to "scrub" the person with the sponge before they could start moving again. The kids were certainly tired today by the time 8:10 rolled around.

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