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 4th quarter?
Beginning French: Students will learn how to go shopping and talk about preferences They will also learn to describe items they wish to buy. Grammatical constructions include the indefinite articles, demonstrative adjectives, and noun-adjective agreement.Vocabulary includes classroom supplies, some clothing and accessories, colors, and numbers above 59.
Continuing French: Students will learn to how to make plans for the weekend with friends. They will learn how tomake suggestions, plan when to meet a person, and when to meet them. Grammatical constructions include interrogatives, irregular verbs aller and vouloir, and present progressive. Vocabulary includes leisure activities, destinations, and interrogatives.
French 1 High School Credit: Students will review for the writing portion of the French End of Course test, which is April 20. Students will learn how to talk about past activities and how to relate them to someone else. They will learn to give advice. We will also spend time on reviewing for the multiple choice portion of the French End of Course test, which will be given the week of May 25. In addition, each student will be given a review packet.
Exploratory Languages: Students are continuing to learn French greetings, likes and dislikes, days and months. Our final language of the year is Spanish.
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.
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:
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.
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