Madame GluckLenape + Unami Middle Schools2019 - 2020
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,
I am so excited about working with you and getting to know you (even better) over the course of the school year! The most important thing for you to know is that you and your family members are already successful language learners. After all, you learned English (or whichever language was your first)! So I’m confident that you can learn French.
We will do lots of communicating in class, and students, you will have many opportunities to become (even more) comfortable and (even more) successful at communicating in French. In order to help you learn and practice French, you will have use a classroom textbook and individual workbook/handouts with lots of reference information and practice exercises in them. There are web sites with review activities that are completely coordinated with the text, and you will also be able to access the online textbook and supplementary materials, just by logging in as usual to your 365 page, and then clicking on "apps," "all apps," and then on the "Holt" app tile. You will be watching videos of short scenes and interviews filmed in various French-speaking countries around the world, as well as funny rap songs (that you can rap along with, or even rap yourself using the karaoke version). We will have "races" using online activities that you will access with your laptop. We will play Bingo to review numbers and play dice to review verb forms, and you’ll learn to sing silly songs to help you remember vocabulary and verbs. You will usually spend a large part of your French class period actually communicating in French with a partner or small group. Yes, there will be hard work, but there will also be a lot of interesting, unusual, and fun activities to help you.
Rather than overwhelm you with a large packet of classroom information, and in an effort to conserve paper, this year’s version of “Important Information and Helpful Hints” for French Class is available on this webpage.
Other than the occasional need to return a signed form or bring in something [such as some pictures], much (and sometimes all or almost all) of the written work will be done in class. I'm sure that you'll be happy to know that this includes our projects, too! If your child doesn't finish in class, they will need to complete the written exercises that afternoon or evening.
The most common question that I get during the year is where on-line to find different information, activities, and documents for our class. Here is a quick summary of the three on-line places to visit:
I look forward to working together with you, both students and parents/guardians. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, or just to touch base.
- HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS are on the Canvas Calendar, listed by the date DUE.
- WORKBOOK, GRAMMAR TUTOR, and ON-LINE text review ACTIVITIES are on the textbook website (accessed through 365, as described above).
- DOCUMENTS that I have created, as well as the Media Guide handouts (which are only accessible on the textbook site to teachers, so I've screen-shotted them) are on THIS WEBSITE.
(Although the kids call me "Madame,"
parents and guardians, I would much
prefer that you call me
by my first name: Robi.)
Lenape & Unami Middle Schools
267-893-2800: extension: 6379