The movie selected for the year end field trip is...
Please visit the link below to find more info about the movie:
Today you child was sent home with a summer reading package. Please let me know if you have any questions.
You can access the links referred to in the parent note directly through the links below:
FRENCH LANGUAGE ARTS
LITERACY & NUMERACY
Bonne lecture !
Check out what we are learning this week
LE FRANCAIS: L'ECRITURE
- Spring descriptive writing prompt
- Spring narrative writing prompt
- Spell-a-thon practice
LE FRANCAIS: LA LECTURE
- One-on-one reading assessments
- Recognizing and identifying opportunities for liaison when reading aloud
- Choral reading
- Reading and identifying grade level sounds
- Immediate reading of grade level sight words
- Booklet to practice reading and solving addition and subtraction equations up to 20
- Identifying words to describe 3D objects (sommet, arrete, face)
- Building 3D objects with blocks & play dough
- Ordering numbers 1 to 100 in a grid and recognizing number patterns within it
- Sorting odd & even numbers 1 to 100
LES ETUDES SOCIALES
- Rights and responsibilities at home Smartboard activity & discussion starter
- Identifying personal rights and responsibilities at home through drawings and text
- Introduction into our final unit for the year, Les cinq sens (the 5 senses)
Hello members and others interested in French!
Firstly, I apologize for the lack of news and information we have been sending out. Despite our best intentions, we haven't succeeded at making connections with you throughout the year.
We would like to hear from the parents and teachers in Lethbridge about what you would like Canadian Parents for French to be doing in your communities, both in the schools and more broadly in the city. In the coming months you will have the opportunity to fill out a survey that will let us know your thoughts and ideas. You can also respond to this email.
In case you aren't aware, your $25/year membership fee goes to support the work of Canadian Parents for French nationally, in Alberta, and here in Lethbridge. The Alberta Branch of CPF has members on policy committees to work with the government and with curriculum designers within Alberta Education to promote and strengthen French language education. The money that comes back to our Lethbridge chapter is used to support learning opportunities in the schools, such as trips to Quebec, incentives for students to use French in their science and heritage fair projects, and cultural celebrations such as Carnaval. We also run classes for Immersion parents to help them improve their skills in French so that they can better help their children with homework and reading.
If your membership has lapsed and you would like to renew, you can find information on www.cpf.ca on how to do that. You would also have received a renewal reminder by email. If you need your membership number or want to know when your membership expires, please respond to this email and I can help you with that.
Canadian Parents for French Lethbridge Chapter has a partnership with ACFA (Association canadienne-française d'Alberta), the francophone association, which allows us to use space at La Cité des Prairies to hold our classes and other events. In return, we promote the events that are organized by their association, which anyone is welcome to attend (you don't have to be fluent in french!). There will be a BILINGUAL event coming up on April 29 which will include an Art&Expo show, wine and cheese, live painting, and a live band performing original songs in French and English! Ask another family to go along with you, it should be a good time!
The médiathèque at La Cité des Prairies is a french-language library and resource centre that is open to the public, and you can use your regular city library card to sign out materials. Unfortunately they have had some troubles with funding and are temporarily operating on volunteer hours. (open Wednesday and Thursday 3:30 - 6 pm, Friday noon-6 pm). They are still looking for french-speaking volunteers, if you know anyone who could help out please have them contact Robin Hepher (email@example.com) or François Eudes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Lethbridge Chapter of CPF will be holding a fun spring event for families in conjunction with a short Annual General Meeting for CPF members. This will take place later in May, more information will be sent out soon!
Thank you for your time and support,
Canadian Parents for French Lethbridge
FRANÇAIS – LA PHONOLOGIE
- "-tion" sound
LE FRANÇAIS – LA LECTURE
- Locating sounds in text
- Reading new grade level sight words
LE FRANÇAIS – L’ÉCRITURE
- Using a visual organiser to plan out a story with characters, a beginning, a middle and an end
LES CENTRES DE MATHÉMATIQUES
- Adding doubles to 20 with dice games
- Addition and subtraction facts up to 18 and "writing" the answer in the air
- Representing and describing numbers 1 to 30 in a variety of ways including addition, subtraction, number words, digits, tally marks, stickers and ten frames
- Conduct the final Angry Bird nest experiments... Will they withstand the birds, or fall down and crumble??? To be continued...
- Review of seasonal changes as demonstrated through a tree's leaves
LES ÉTUDES SOCIALES ET LA SANTÉ
- Pre-teaching for the family project
1. We discussed the assignment, and gained an understanding of the past's influence on our present. We shared stories about where our families come from and how they got here from those who already knew this information. We talked about how traditions and lessons from the past can be passed down through storytelling and use of symbols or visuals.
2. We make a class timeline to document the significant events of the year to date. We learned that a timeline goes in order by time, from left to right, and from oldest to newest.
PROJET EN FAMILLE : LES LEADERS DE LA SALLE 23
Almost all students have presented their family projects, Les Leaders de la sale 23; those who haven't are well on their way and will be presenting in no time. Wow! What a success this project has been. The students faces shine are they listen to every story, excitedly hearing what other students have to say about them. This has proven to be an incredibly successful community building activity in addition to the obvious benefits to reading and writing.
The books are currently displayed in the hallway for your viewing pleasure. They will later be added to our classroom library to allow students to read each others' books. All books will be returned to their original author in the near future.
I recognize the extreme about of effort and time this type of project requires from you, parents, and I sincerely thank you for being active collaborators in your child's education. It is truly a pleasure to incorporate you in your child's daily learning.
LECTURE CHEZ VOUS
Inside the plastic sleeve of the duotang, you will find a white paper for recording your reading experiences. Please comment on your child's reading as best you can. For example:
- Do they follow the text from left to right with their finger?
- Did he/she instantly recognize the words?
- Did he/she take longer than 10 seconds to decode unfamiliar
- Were he/she able to read the entire text independently with
- Did he/she understand the plot?
- Can he/she name the characters of the story?
- Did he/she enjoy the story?
Please read the book at least three times – preferably on different occasions - before returning it in the duotang every Wednesday.
Please note that your child will only receive new books on Fridays if books from the previous week are returned.
Bonne semaine à tous !
- Mlle Schultchen
Mlle Schultchen is a Grade One French Immersion teacher at École Agnes Davidson.