Madame GluckLenape Middle School2020 - 2021
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 be able to access the online textbook and supplementary materials, just by logging in as usual to your 365/my CBSD 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). You’ll also 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.
This year’s version of “Important Information and Helpful Hints” for French Class is available on this webpage, as well as on my Canvas site.
Much (and sometimes all or almost all) of the written work will be done during class. If you/your child doesn't finish in class, you/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:
- 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/my CBSD, 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. Some of these will also be available on our Canvas course site.
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.
(Although the kids call me "Madame,"
parents and guardians, I would much
prefer that you call me
by my first name: Robi.)
Lenape Middle School
267-893-2800: extension: 6379