Welcome to grade 4 page. Here you will find information about what we are doing in class. Please visit the songs page to help you continue to practice your oral French comprehension skills.
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: We have finished our performance tasks and are returning to our robot projects. Your robot MUST be at school on the following dates: 4-2 Monday May 7, and 4-1 and 4-3 Tuesday May 8. We will be working on the writing portion of the project next week which requires the robots to be here.
April: We have preparing for our final performance tasks and will be completing them in the next two weeks. As a reminder, robots are to be built at home, however all writing will be completed at school in May. After we have finished our performance tasks I will set the due date for the robots to be at school.
March: We enjoyed a special treat and a presentation of the beauty and the beast to celebrate the French Carnaval in Quebec. We have started our next unit that will help us to learn about respect and how to describe different people. Our final project for the unit will be to describe a robot that has been built out of recycled materials. Each student must build the robot at home, as described in the letter received prior to march break, and have it completed before the start of May. We will be taking a short break from our unit to complete a performance task during April before resuming our work with our robots. This task will have 3 components, oral, writing, and reading.
January: We have started our first French book! We will be reading it in class before doing reading comprehension activities and a summary written task. We will then start our next big unit in February.
December: We are working on our final projects for term 1. We are using vocabulary we have learned to talk about celebrations to compare our favourite celebration with one of the French-Ontario celebrations we learned about this term in class. We are doing all the work and writing in class before the holidays. We will then present our projects the first week back in January. You may continue to practice saying your presentation over the holidays so that we are ready to go when we come back together.
October: We have worked on our alphabet, classroom objects and calendar. We are gaining confidence in leading the class in our opening routine of "super prof:" We have also gotten our first introduction to reading and writing in French. We are starting our first major unit very soon where we will learn about french Ontario celebrations and how to discuss them in comparison to our own favourite celebration.
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 review some basics that we will be building upon this year. We will be starting our first unit "Je parle francais" in the first 2 weeks. We will be learning some more simple phrases and vocabulary to continue to develop our spoken French and oral communication.