Class Goals- At the end of the semester, students should be able to:
-have a very basic, age-appropriate conversation in French
-play an age-appropriate game in French
-have confidence and fun in a foreign language
-have some familiarity with some francophone cultures
-Practice one of the games in French every week as often as able
-Memorize an average of 7 words each week
-Expectation of about 15 mins. of review between classes
Homework Enrichment (optional homework)
-Students will be exposed to more vocabulary than the expected 7 words and materials will be sent home to facilitate ambitious students' learning more if desired
-We may email very short, age-appropriate youtube videos to watch introducing culture & vocabulary.
-Students may be sent home with optional activities to reinforce vocabulary
Teachers: Noel Drake Boehm, Marybeth Poole
Minimum/maximum number of students: 5/12
Age range: 4-7
Supplies- 3 prong folder, a game of Uno, & a standard deck of cards
Optional Supplies for Enhancement at home:
-MUSIC in French, such as "Sing & Learn French" available for $10 on iTunes
-any GAMES that deal with verbiage such as:
Bingo (numbers, shapes, etc.), Busytown (places), Spot It (numbers/shapes), Clue (rooms), Ring it (colors/numbers/shapes), Blink (colors/shapes), & Twister (directions/colors)
Noel Drake Boehm holds a degree in English Literature and studied French for 10 years. She has continued to self study French alongside her children. Noel is passionate about language and how it connects us all.
Mary Poole studied French for 6 years before spending 1 year teaching in Rwanda, a French-speaking African country. Mary loves cultural exchanges and foreign languages, particularly the French she so loved singing during her brief career in opera before having children-- so frequently hosts exchange students from francophone countries to keep in practice. Mary holds a bachelors degree in musical theatre & creative writing and a masters degree in teaching (k-9th). Mary is only *slightly* afraid that teaching her children French will be a detriment to her home life, since she'll no longer be able to use it as a secret language when she doesn't want her kids to understand what she is saying. Note to self: Learn Klingon.
Family must register for LOGYC Coop in order to sign up for classes.