Monday, December 29, 2008

End of Year Party.

We watched Linnea in Monet's Garden. Played I Spy in French. Sang a French song and a Christmas carol in French. Put a friend to sleep.

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Quote from Monet

School always appeared to me like prison, and I could never make up my mind to stay there, when the sunshine was inviting, the sea smooth, and when it was such a joy to run about in the free air, or to paddle around in the water. Claude Monet

L'école m'apparaissait toujours comme la prison et je ne pouvais jamais me décider pour rester là, quand le soleil invitait, la mer lisse et quand c'était une telle joie pour courir de dans l'air libre, ou pagayer autour de dans l'eau.

French Class schedule for the rest of the year....

...if everyone agrees, of course! (smile)

1. French this week Nov 25 – I have work meetings in the morning so can we make French class 1pm, followed by Abba singstar for those interested?

2. French Dec 2 – normal time, if okay wth Oivia that is her birthday!!

3. French Dec 9 - am coming home from Japan later that morning so can we move French that week to the Thurs morning, Dec 11. Same time.
4. French Dec 16 – same as usual! Am having Catholic homeschoolers over for a Xmas lunch party at 12 and French class is invited to join us.
5. French Dec 22 – do you want to make this an end of year French class morning tea, with a review of work so far and some French games?
6. When do you want to resume French in the new year? When school resumes or during the January hols?

Monday, November 17, 2008


Bonjour nos amis! Nathan, Mike and i visited Paris. We had great weather and took lots of photos. We wanted send you some of our favourites.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas and French Class

A link to a French holiday/seasonal activity page. Word search, Christmas words, Noel word list for games...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Quote from My Fair Lady

I thought this rather apt for French class...

Professor Henry Higgins: The French don't care what they do actually, as long as they pronounce it properly.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nos Chapeaux the close of today's French class, for Melbourne Cup Day.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


A prelude to our visit to the Monet exhibition....
Biography in
English and in French.

Troisième Leçon

Little by little, the bird builds his nest.
1. son/sons
2. daughter/daughters
3. woman or wife
4. husband
5. father-in-law
6. mother-in-law
7. how?
8. which? or what?
9. and
10. cat
11 . dog
12 . bird/birds
Possessive adjectives:
________________________ ________________________
________________________ ________________________
________________________ ________________________

Thursday, October 23, 2008

French Proverbs and Bookmarks

Make your own bookmarks, each with a French proverb.

Tel père,
tel fils.

Il ne faut pas juger de l'arbre par l'écorce.

Ce sont les tonneaux vides qui font le plus de bruit.

On ne fait pas d'omelettes sans casser d'oeufs.

Deuxième Leçon Quiz

Review your vocabulary and dialogue. Copy the quiz below onto paper and complete.

Long live difference!
1. mother
2. father
3. sister
4. brother
5. aunt
6. uncle
7. cousin/cousins
8. grandfather
9. grandmother
10. baby
List the definite articles: _________ _________ _________
List the indefinite articles: _________ _________ _________
Present tense of avoir:
________________________ ________________________
________________________ ________________________
________________________ ________________________

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Homework :-)

1. Review grammar, vocabulary, dialogue.

2. Complete the quiz below.

Première Leçon Quiz


1. Hello (good day)
2. Good night
3. Hi
4. Good morning
5. Good evening
6. Goodbye
7. See you soon
8. Mr.
9. Mrs. or Ms.
10. Miss

List the subject pronouns:
________________________ ________________________
________________________ ________________________
________________________ ________________________


Premiere Lecon





Bon matin

Bon apres-midi

Bon soir

Bonne nuit

Au revoir

A tout a l'heure












Bonjour, madame

Bonjour, mademoiselle


Bonsoir,, monsieur

Au revoir, madame

A tout a l'heure!

Bonne nuit, monsieur