The homeroom group 5C has now finished their first month of classes, but also their first month of Intensive French. We have continued building on our ability to talk about ourselves and our friends by learning how to talk about things we like, do not like and more of our favorite things.
Also, the students are currently working on their first project of describing what their backpack looks like and what they have inside of it. This project will be finished by the end of next week and they have been given considerable amounts of support for this. They will also be working towards presenting their partner in an oral presentation by the end of next week.
We will continue to introduce more and more vocabulary and sentence structures as each day comes and goes. Our goal next week is to start talking about the things we do habitually; I wake up at 7am, I get dressed and then eat breakfast. I brush my teeth and walk to school etc. It is still a ways off, but their next written assignment is being able to create a schedule that shows their daily habits. They will be expected to write full sentences, using the correct verbs and spelling, to describe their day.
The students have also been challenged to see if they can make it through a whole day in French on Monday. They know they are expected to listen actively, not distract others, watch what is going on around them, participate and try their best! Of course, if explanations are required in English, they will also be given after some effort has been made to understand.
This week was very exciting for me as I started to see more progress in the kids and their ability to form new questions based on familiar sentence structures was amazing!