Welcome to grade 4 page. Here you will find information about what we are doing in class.
In grade 4 we will be starting to read and write in French and we will have 4 marks this year instead of just 1 as in primary. We will now have a mark for each of the following strands: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. If you have any questions regarding this change from primary core french, please contact me at the school.
May: As we move back to our robot unit, we will be finishing our story about manners for our robots before diving into our projects. All robots must be finished and in your lockers for May 6th. As a reminder, all robots MUST fit in the students locker for safe storage.
April: We are In the middle of a short unit that has been created by the board to check the proficiency of core French students. These performance tasks have 3 components, oral, reading and writing. The grade 4 topic is animal descriptions and filling out forms. This ties in well with the descriptions we had been doing about robots in our main unit. We have had lots of practice asking questions and answering questions about different animals that we could have as a pet and will soon be practicing filling out a form and reading a description of an animal to answer questions. We will come back to finish our robots in May.
March: Students are encouraged to start collecting recycled materials for their robots and to start building them. A reminder that Robots need to be built before May and that the exact date will be given closer to the date. Also all writing for the project will be done at school in May. We are continuing to learn how to describe robots physical traits, which can be extended to ourselves or animals, for example il a une tete rouge (he has a red head).
February: We are ready to start term 2! There will be work coming home to be signed in the first week of February and needs to be returned by the following week.
To start term 2 we will be restarting Super Prof and everyone will have the opportunity to lead again this term. We will also be starting our next unit called "mon robot respecteux". We will be focusing on being polite, cooperative, and respectful and how do describe people who are showing those skills. We will also be learning body parts and more colours as we use our robots as models.
The final project for this unit does involve the students building a robot out of recycled materials at home. More information will follow closer to March break with specifics of the project. The students will have plenty of time to build the robot at home before working on the description AT SCHOOL.
January: Now that we have finished our presentations of our celebrations we will be reading a short story in French about an ant in space trying to get home.
December: We are starting our final projects that will include talking about our favorite celebration and comparing it to a French-Ontario celebration that we have talked about in class.
1st week: rough drafts should be done and extra time was given during first breaks to finish if needed 2nd week: good copies should be typed at school and shared with me on the Google drive. extra time is also given during 1st breaks to complete work and seek more help if needed. NONE OF THE WRITING IS TO BE DONE AT HOME. All rough drafts and typing of good copies is to be completed at school.
3rd week: finishing final touches on the visual component (students have full choice of this piece, some suggestions are a slide show or a poster), and practicing the presentation to confirm pronunciation before the presentations in January.
November: We have continued talking about celebrations. We have learned how to invite people to a party and to talk about what we will do, and eat at the party as well as when it is!
October: We have started our first major unit for the year. We are using the CEC C'est Parti! unit Une culuture a Celebre! we will be learning about different celebrations celebrated in francophone Ontario, as well as how to talk about our own celebrations. We have already learned some party essentials, as well as some food items!
September: Welcome to French! I have enjoyed seeing many familiar faces again and meeting some new faces this past week. We have started the year learning how to write some words that describe us and what we look like. We will be starting our first unit "Un coulture a celebre" very soon. We will be learning some more simple phrases and vocabulary to continue to develop our spoken French and oral communication while learning about celebrations and French-Ontario culture.