About Myself!

I have been with WS/FC Schools since 1984. I have a B.A. in French Education, with additional hours in Spanish. I also have an MPH in Community Health Education. I have taught middle school students for my entire career and think they are the best!
What will we be doing 2nd quarter?
Beginning French: Students will learn how to talk about their likes and dislikes, school schedules and school subjects. Students will learn about the differences between French and American schools. Vocabulary includes foods, activities, school subjects, days of the week, numbers to 59, and ways to give an opinion.
Continuing French: Students will learn to talk about sports and activities that they participate in, when and in what weather various activities are done, and how often. Grammatical constructions include the differences between expressions with faire and jouer, the forms of the verb faire, and adverbs of frequency. Vocabulary includes sports and activities, seasons, months, weather, and expressions for making suggestions. Also, students will begin the unit on French restaurants. 
French 1 High School Credit: Students will continue to learn how to talk about family and friends, including describing their appearance and personality. In addition, students will learn how to ask for, give, and refuse permission. Grammatical constructions include possessive adjectives, noun-adjective agreement, and the verb etre. Vocabulary includes family, adjectives describing appearance and personality, and chores.  
Exploratory Languages: Students will finish exploring German and will explore Japanese and Chinese. Students will learn some vocabulary and phrases in these languages, as well as how to write some of the Japanese and Chinese characters. Also, students will learn about the customs, holidays, and other activities of Japan and China.
Supply List
The following supplies will be needed for my classes: notebook or folder of any kind and pencil or pen. Students who took Beginning or Continuing French last year may continue to use their French notebook if it still has room for notes and paper for assignments.


Class expectations:

1. Be on time with required materials ready.
2. Talk or get out of your seat only when given permission.
3. No gum, candy, or personal grooming.
4. Respect other people and their property.
5. Follow all school rules. 
Description of Courses: Eiffel
Students taking Beginning French in 6th grade are introduced to the basics of reading, writing, listening to, and speaking French. They are also introduced to the rich cultural heritage of the French-speaking world.

In 7th grade, students take Continuing French. We will review what the students studied last year and continue working on advancing our skills.

Students who choose French 1 High School in 8th grade have the possibility of earning high school credit for French 1. In this case, students may enroll in French 2 in 9th grade, which is the goal of the middle school program.
Exploratory Languages
Eighth graders who have not taken French or Spanish in middle school have the opportunity to take Exploratory Languages. This course introduces five of the six languages offered in high school in WSFC schools. The students learn basic greetings, numbers, weather, months, seasons and so forth in German, Latin, Japanese, French, and Spanish, as well as learning how languages are related and connected to one another.

Homework is not given on a regular basis in French or Exploratory Languages. However, students in French should study vocabulary for a few minutes each day outside of class, as this helps aid retention. When homework is given, it will be posted on the homework calendar.
Contact info: Please note that we have a new phone number.
Clemmons Middle School: 703-4217



Last Modified on November 5, 2014