Hello Everyone! I hope you are all staying dry on these cold and rainy days!
We’ve been having a very fun time in Intermediate French this week! On Monday we covered clothes vocab. We paired up into teams of two and had someone draw the item of clothing on a small whiteboard and only show it to 1 member of each team and then that member had to act it out to their partner and they had to guess it. The students had a fun time trying to act out difficult words to guess like “des pyjamas”. Lucy was always the most detailed illustrator of each clothing item!
On Tuesday, we played a modified version of “Steal the Bacon”. Each student is given a number and when their number is yelled they have to battle it out to “steal the bacon” which is often a soccer ball. To modify this game to our lesson this week I brought in various items of clothes like a scarf, socks, and a sweatshirt and I chose two numbers and then named a piece of clothing. The students had to understand the item that I said and then rush to get it. I chose this game to help the students work on their oral comprehension. By the end of the game everyone had mastered how to say every item of clothing I had taught them. Sophie and Chloe kept getting frustrated at how much the skirt looked like a scarf when balled up.
On Wednesday, we played a game called a “Chinese auction”. I divided the students into two teams. I called out items of clothing and school items in French and the students had to work together to send one person up with that item. For example, I called out “Des Chaussettes blanches” and each team had to find someone with white socks and send them up to get a point. In order to get the students to work as a team more I also called things like “trois cahiers de trois differentes couleurs” (3 notebooks of 3 different colors). The students had to work together to find 3 notebooks of 3 colors among all of their backpacks. I even called out things like “Deux couettes” (two pigtails), Henry rushed up first with his hair in his two hands as pigtails! Tori and Chloe worked together to style Tori's hair in pigtails in under 5 seconds.
Here are some photos of us playing "Headbands" to learn body vocab the week before!