Parliamentary Protocol Program for Educators in Ontario

Teacher Leaders from across the province of Ontario at the Parliamentary Protocol Teachers Forum at The Legislative Assembly of Ontario — at Parliament Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Our SKYPE call with Detroit Public School - FLICS

Our SKYPE call with Detroit Public School FLICS. Learning together, sharing our love of the French Language and creating a collaborative learning environment.

Type of Lesson: French Skype Call with Detroit Public School FLICS
Focus: Oral Communication in French Second Language
Grade level: 5/6 junior class
Words and vocabulary: French salutations and introductions
Level: Basic

Goals: The FSL students will be able to identify common French salutation and introductions with another class from Detroit, Michigan. The students will engage in a SKYPE call that is 30 minutes in duration with 8 speakers from each class.

Who did you TWEET?

Take a look at my latest collaborative article with wonderful professionals in the education field. This article in being published on a number of sites including Folkeskolen Danish Teacher's Magazine, UKED etc. 

A new approach to networking which could make a big difference. 
It is an exploration of Twitter & 21st century professional networking.

The article details what linear networking is and how it could possible reshape the way we communicate in the 21st Century. A neat way to look at the influence social media is having in regards to linear networking in the 21st Century and Generation Y.



Franco-Ontarian day at City Hall Square Windsor...

First public English school to attend the Franco-Ontarian day at City Hall Square Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Go Eastwood Public School! Our FSL grade 4 class and Windsor, Ontario, Canada city Mayor Eddie Francis at City Hall Square/ Franco Ontario Day! 

Nos mains en 3D..

Voila nos main en 3D.. 

Comment ce présenté en français mais avec de l'art visuelle, la compréhension orale, l'écrit et la lecture.

Meet the Teacher in FSL...

Bienvenu to FSL! We had a great night at Meet The Teacher.. 
Soyez le bienvenu! 


Fishing for vocabulary..

Well.. It is time to go fishing!! 

In my FSL class, the students and I created a great game to identify common French words. The basic idea is that students will be able to read, recognize and spell the words correctly by identifying which ones they are.

It is a simple game where the students are in control of their learning and they are doing all the work to create and play the game. It is a fun way to have the students very very very engaged! 


A game for verbs..

So with the students we did a game for the ADJECTIVES in French and the verb ETRE (not that we are not always playing games! Ha). They write as many adjectives as they can on pieces of paper, one side in English and one side in French, and then they place them in hula hoops for MASCULINE AND FEMININE and if any are PLURAL. They have ten minutes to complete this step.

Then we put all the cards in different hoola hoops. Once the 10 minutes were up, I regrouped the students and had explained that I would be putting on a song (in French ex: Maitre Gims Title: One shot) and that they had to find an adjective that describes them. Once they have found the right adjective that they are comfortable with they will come and create a circle silently holding the French portion of their adjective in the air for the class o know that they are ready to continue. I repeat, They had the length of one song only!  

Once the music stops, I choose a student to begin speaking. This is where we add the verb ETRE and ADJECTIF together to create our sentences in French. An example of this would be: Je suis belle or Je suis beau. 

However once they are done saying their sentence, they need to switch a card with another person and switch to their spot as well. Then we continue and all the students have new cards and we begin again by choosing another student to complete the same task as above. Then that person shares their word and we continue in that order..