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  1. How can we help our child learn prounciation?
  2. How do I know what my child is studying in French?
  3. What can I do to encourage my child to speak French?
  4. When will my child be able to really speak French?
  5. My student has been ill and missed several classes. What can we do to help?
  6. My child is new to Canterbury and has never had French before. How can she
  7. What are the school supply vocabulary words?
  8. What are the months of the year and seasons in French?
  9. What are the French words to Ceci est le Jour?
  10. How many times a week does my child have French?
  11. What is the family vocabulary my child should know?
  12. How can I review school supplies at home?
  13. How can I work on family vocabulary?
  14. What body parts vocabulary do we need to know?
  15. What are the place setting words students should know?
  16. What are the fourth grade winter phrases?
  17. What winter sentence starters should we know now?
  18. What animals should we know?
  19. What are the words to the classroom prayer?



How can we help our child learn prounciation?

On the Parlez Avec Moi page, there are many files for practice at 
home. There
are also several located on the Liens and Liens 2 pages.
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How do I know what my child is studying in French?

I am trying to keep
the website up to
date with the
material we are
studying.
Check back often.
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What can I do to encourage my child to speak French?

Encourage your child
to listen to French
at home through
tapes and movies.
Have him check out
French books on tape
from the classroom.
Make a practice
of
listening to French
tapes, maybe in the
car on the way to
and from school.
Ask your child what
he has learned to
say in French. Don't
be discouraged if
he
answers,
"Nothing."
Try again. Ask him
to sing a song in
French. Ask him if
he
knows how to say
"How are
you?" in
French. If you speak
French, cue him
with,
"Comment ca
va?" or
"Comment
t'appelles tu?"
Ask him to count in
French or
how
to say a particular
color. Many local
bookstores sell
tapes and programs
for
children in French.
While these won't
necessarily have the
specific things
we
are studying, they
will still help to
"tune" the
ear to the sounds of
French.
Have your child listen often to the links on the Parlez Avec Moi page on this web site.
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When will my child be able to really speak French?

Remember that your
child took a couple
of years to begin
speaking English!
And
that was with
English
"instruction"
all day every day
for two or three
years!
There's no way we
can duplicate that
amount of teaching
time in the
classroom,
so please don't
expect your child to
be your fluent tour
guide when you go to
Paris over spring
break! As with
children acquiring
their native tongue,
different children
"pick it
up" at
different ages.
However, your child
will
understand French
way before he or she
can speak it. Be
assured that the
methods I use in the
classroom are the
best known and
quickest ways to get
that language into
their long-term
memories.
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My student has been ill and missed several classes. What can we do to help?

I can meet with your
child briefly after
school sometime to
do a
"private"
instruction, if you
would like. Students
can also make up
seat work if they
would like. This
helps to instill the
information in their
memories.
Listening to the Parlez Avec Moi page every day (less than 10 minutes) would be fantastic!
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My child is new to Canterbury and has never had French before. How can she

We are beginning our
year with review and
she can learn while
the others
review. If she feels
she is falling
behind, please let
me know. Otherwise,
if
I think she is
falling behind, I'll
contact you. I do
have some CDs
which
could be used at
home to practice and
"catch
up".
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What are the school supply vocabulary words?

KINDERGARTEN
le crayon-pencil
le crayon cire-crayon
la gomme- eraser
les ciseaux-scissors
la colle- glue
le livre-book
FIRST GRADE (All of
the above plus
these--)
le stylo-pen
la regle-ruler
le papier-paper
le cahier-notebook
le feutre-marker
le sac a dos-
bookbag
SECOND GRADE (All of
the above, PLUS
these-)
la craie-chalk
l'ecole-school
la table-table
la porte-door
la chaise-chair
la fenetre-window
THIRD GRADE-(All of
the above PLUS
these-)
la salle de
classe-classroom
le pupitre-student
desk
le bureau-teacher
desk
le drapeau-flag
le tableau-board
la
poubelle-wastebasket
FOURTH GRADE-(All of
the above PLUS
these-)
la calculatrice--calculator
l'ordinateur-computer
la dossier-file
folder
la lumiere-light
l'agrafeuse-stapler
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What are the months of the year and seasons in French?

Jan.-janvier
Feb.-fevrier
Mar.-mars
Apr.-avril
May-mai
June-juin
July-juillet
Aug.-aout
Sept.-septembre
Oct.-octobre
Nov.-novembre
Dec.-decembre
summer-l'ete
spring-le printemps
winter-l'hiver
fall-l'automne
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What are the French words to Ceci est le Jour?

Here they are. We
sing this in chapel
fairly often!

Ceci est le jour
(repetez)
Que Dieu a fait
(repetez)
Rejouissons(repetez)
Et rendons grace
(repetez)
Ceci est le jour que
Dieu a fait,
Rejouissons
Et rendons grace
Ceci est le jour
(repetez)
Que Dieu a fait.
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How many times a week does my child have French?

Kindergarten Prep
class comes to
French once a week
for a half hour.
Kindergarten classes
come for two twenty
minute classes each
week plus one
half hour class each
week.
All other students (
first through fourth
grade) come three
half hours a
week.
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What is the family vocabulary my child should know?

KINDERGARTEN
la mere-mother
le pere-father
la soeur-sister
le frere-brother
le bebe- baby
moi-me
FIRST GRADE (should
know all
Kindergarten
PLUS---)
les parents-parents
la famille- the
family
le
grand-pere-grandfather
la
grand-mere-grandmother
les grand-parents-
grandparents
SECOND GRADE (should
know all K and 1st
grade PLUS--)
la cousine-girl
cousin
le cousin-boy cousin
la tante-aunt
l'oncle-uncle
le fils-son
la fille- daughter
THIRD GRADE (should
know all K, 1st, and
2nd grade PLUS--)
le neveu-the nephew
la niece-niece
le
petit-fils-grandson
la
petite-fille-granddaughter
FOURTH GRADE (All K,
1st, 2nd, 3rd
PLUS--)
la
belle-mere-stepmother,
mother-in-law
le
beau-pere-stepfather, father-in-law
la demi-soeur-step
sister, half sister
le demi-frere-step
brother, half
brother
la femme-wife
le mari-husband
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How can I review school supplies at home?

Go to this website
and it should help a
lot!
http://french.about.com/library/begin/bl_school.htm
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How can I work on family vocabulary?

Check this out...

http://french.about.com/library/begin/bl_family.htm
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What body parts vocabulary do we need to know?

KINDERGARTEN SHOULD
KNOW THESE--
head-la tete
eyes- les yeux
nose-le nez
mouth-la bouche
ears-les oreilles
FIRST GRADE SHOULD
KNOW ALL
KINDERGARTEN VOCAB
PLUS THESE--
hair-les cheveux
hand-la main
knee-le genou
shoulder-l'epaule
foot-le pied
neck-le cou
SECOND GRADE SHOULD
KNOW ALL K AND 1ST
WORDS PLUS THESE---
face-le visage
one eye-l'oeil
leg-la jambe
arm-le bras
elbow-le coude
heart-le coeur
THIRD GRADE SHOULD
KNOW ALL K, 1ST AND
2ND VOCABULARY,
PLUS--
teeth-les dents
back- le dos
lips-les levres
tongue-la langue
fingers-les doigts
fingernail-l'ongle
throat-la gorge
FOURTH GRADERS
SHOULD KNOW ALL OF
THE ABOVE, PLUS---
thumb-le pouce
brain-le cerveau
toe-l'orteil
hip-la hanche
stomach-l'estomac
(m)
chest-la poitrine
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What are the place setting words students should know?

Kindergarten
le bol (bowl)
l'assiette (plate)
la fourchette (fork)
le couteau (knife)
la serviette
(napkin)
la cuillere (spoon)
le verre (water
glass)
First Grade (ALL K.
PLUS....)
la tasse (cup)
la soucoupe (saucer)
la table (table)
Second Grade (ALL K
AND 1ST GRADE
PLUS....)
la nappe
(tablecloth)
la chaise (chair)
la nourriture (food)
Third and Fourth-ALL
K-2ND GRADE WORDS
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What are the fourth grade winter phrases?

They should know the
following:

l'hiver-winter
Je porte-I wear or I
am wearing
Je fais du ski-I go
skiing.
Je fais un bonhomme
de neige.-I make a
snowman.
Je fais de la luge.-
I sled.
les moufles-mittens
l'echarpe-scarf
les bottes-boots
les gants-gloves
le manteau-coat
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What winter sentence starters should we know now?

Je fais....(du ski.)
Je porte...(I wear)
En hiver, (In
winter,)
Il fait (froid,
beau, du vent, du
soleil, etc.)
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What animals should we know?

Kindergarten
le cochon (pig)
le chien (dog)
le chat (cat)
la vache (cow)
le cheval (horse)
la poule (chicken
or hen)
le canard (duck)
le hamster
(hamster)
First Grade (all K
plus these)
le coq (rooster)
la dinde (turkey)
le poisson (fish)
l'oiseau (bird)
le mouton (sheep)
Second(all of the
above, plus...)
le chevre (goat)
le poussin (chick)
la grenouille
(frog)
l'oie (goose)
l'ours (bear)
Third (all of the
above plus...)
le tigre (tiger)
l'ecureil
(squirrel) (accent
over the first
letter....check in
class)
le lion (lion)
le serpent (snake)
la tortue
(tortoise)
le singe (monkey)
Fourth (all of the
above plus...)
le requin (shark)
la girafe (giraffe)
la pieuvre
(octopus)
le cerf (deer)
le chameau (camel)
la baleine (whale)
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What are the words to the classroom prayer?

Cher Dieu,

Merci pour aujourd'hui.
Merci pour ma famille.
Merci pour mes amis.
S'il Vous plait, aidez-nous apprendre le francais.
Merci.
Amen.
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