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Week of Nov. 7 - 11
 
Tues. Nov. 8th - Reading Rendez-vous : 12:35 to 1:35 in our school library
 
Fri. Nov. 11th - Remembrance Day - Le jour du souvenir ; no school
 
 
 
 
                         
When sending snacks to school, please check (and double check) food labels to ensure that they are peanut-free AND nut-free. Unfortunately, and deceivingly, "peanut-free" does NOT mean nut-free, and therefore even 'peanut-free' snacks need to be checked to ensure that they are also nut-free. Thank you in advance for your diligence and cooperation:)   
 
 
Please review your child's personal information with them (address/es & phone number/s)
 

We are practicing pronouncing the letter "R" in French and the children are doing brilliantly well with it! We practice "gargling" (yes, as in after you have brushed your teeth) our "R's" every day and I think the children would love to teach their families how to gargle their R's too! 

 

 

Tricky tricky!
We are learning to read the different sounds that the letter "e" makes in French depending on the placement of the accent - here is a little guide, please check your email this week and next for Mme. Hélène's audio version of the syllables which feature "é" et "è":
 
e - euh
é - rhymes with the sound "ay" in hey or lay
è - shares the same sound as the "e" in egg 
ê - shares the same sound as the "e" in egg 
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/numbers/numbers_11_20/

 

http://www.quia.com/shared/french/

 

There are several differences between French and English pronunciation that might be most obvious as you read along with your child:

 

•  consonants are essentially the same;

•  there are significant differences between the sounds of the vowels;

•  h is always silent in French;

•  an s at the end of a word, to indicate the plural, is silent;

•  qu sounds like k (not kw as quiet);

•  th is pronounced t;

•  ch is pronounced like the English sh;

•  i is pronounced like the long English e (see);

•  ou in French always sounds like troop (not out);

•  oi sound like wa in wash;

•  au and eau have the long o sound (go);

•  ez has the long a sound (say);

•  accents change the sounds of vowels;

     < è sounds like the short English e (peck) ;

     < é sounds like the long a sound (say);

     < ê sounds like the short English e (peck);

     < ç sounds like the s sound (sand);

•  stress falls on the last sounded syllable (tapi sounds like tap-ee);

•  when a word begins with a vowel (or a silent h), it is usually joined with the last consonant

of the preceding word – it will sound as though your child is reading one word instead of

two, e.g.  "un ami" (a friend) will sound like: 'unamee'

 

http://www.petralingua.com/foreign-languages/online-french-for-kids.php

 
 
Please see the side sections of "lecture, syllabes, et vocabulaire" to help with pronunciation of this week's homework.  Please check your e-mail as I will be sending Mme. Hélène's audio versions of the homework for this week (a BIG special thanks to Mme. Hélène for her tireless work in doing an audio version for every week of homework in Grade 1).
 
 
 
Morning session:      8:30am - 11:30am
 
Afternoon session:    12:45pm - 3:15pm
 
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