Many thanks for the kind words shared in response to the news that I will be staying at Swansea until the end of June. I am delighted to have the privilege of continuing to work with your children! :D
In French, we have been focusing on the conjugation of three verb tenses (present, past and future) in support of our letter-writing unit. A reminder that students should work at home to memorize the present-tense conjugation of the following high-frequency verbs: ÊTRE, AVOIR, ALLER, FAIRE. Knowledge of these verbs is essential not only for spontaneous oral communication and independent writing, but also serve as the basis for the formation of more complex verb tenses like the futur proche and passé composé. The verbs are posted in the classroom for reference, but students will experience increased confidence and will more easily grasp new grammar concepts if they have this foundation. I highly suggest making flashcards and reviewing them during daily French input!
Our trip to Café Crêpe is planned for the morning of Thursday, December 14th. Parent volunteers were chosen on a first come first served basis - thank you to everyone who offered to help!! The trip to the Marlies game is on February 21st and is open to anyone who would like to come. Parents who plan on attending also need to pay for their tickets. If possible, please use the Cash Online system for payment and submit the forms as soon as possible. Please make sure the forms are completed in full :) The payment for the Marlies tickets is non-refundable, since it is a fundraiser.
Skating forms will be sent home next week. We plan to go on the following dates: December 22nd, January 12th, February 5th and March 7th.
In Science, we have moved onto our chemistry unit: exploring energy, matter and sustainability. Here is a great website for a review of the concepts: www.ducksters.com/science/solids_liquids_gases.php
Scholastic orders are due December 11th!
Merci et bon weekend,