Pen Pal Exchange with France - Updates

  • jeudi le 30 avril 2020

    Bonjour ! The teacher in France and I have started a new padlet. Stay tuned for more information soon on what you will be adding! Merci !!

    vendredi le 13 mars 2020

    Bonjour ! The teacher in France emailed me today that all schools in France will be closed for 3 weeks beginning on Monday, March 16th. Therefore, understandably, there will be a delay in our receiving new letters. Merci.

    vendredi le 06 mars 2020

    Bonjour !  Madame emailed the teacher in France to find out when they might be sending another letter. The teacher in France emailed that her students have been on a break and have just returned to school.  They have testing soon which ends this coming week. After their testing, they will be working on another letter for you. As soon as an envelope arrives from France, Madame will let you know! Merci !

    samedi le 07 décembre

    Bonjour !  Madame mailed your letters today! Thank you to those students who included a paragraph about your Halloween and Thanksgiving, since your pen pals do not celebrate these holidays. As soon as an envelope arrives from France, Madame will let you know! Merci !

    vendredi le 18 octobre

    Bonjour !! The envelope from France arrived this afternoon! We will be looking at your first pen pal letters on Monday!! 

    French 1 photographers are still needed to take photos of historic landmarks and even popular restaurants in town so we can add them to the pen pal Padlet. Please email your photos to me as soon as you take them. Thanks to all students and teachers who are making this project so successful!

    Photo suggestions:

    Town Hall

    Fire Houses

    VFW

    Manville Diner

    Any plaques dedicated to Manville residents, past and present. There is a plaque right near the football field dedicated to Mr. Panfile, which would be wonderful! 

     

    dimanche 13 octobre

    Bonjour !! I just received an email from the teacher in France: I am need, please, of a few volunteers to take some photos of Halloween decorations outside their own homes or friends' homes, provided you get permission from their families!! Find ones, please, that are amazing!! And, please, crop the address numbers on mailboxes, etc. If you are interested in helping out, please email me the photos. Please know that your pen pals will be out for their break from Oct. 19th through Nov. 3rd. The goal is for me to email them to the teacher no later than Thursday so that they can see them before their break. Merci !!

    Also, the teacher in France has mailed your pen pal letters to you. They should arrive sometime at the end of this week!!

     

    vendredi 11 octobre 

    Bonjour ! Madame has added your Word Art to your pen pals' Padlet.

     

    Thank you to my students for all their great work on this !! Merci !! Please remember that my students may also create a Pop Art Portrait, provided they bring in a signed note from home that they have permission to share a photo of themselves with their pen pal from France. A few students have alreay submitted a note from home and will be creating their portrait next week. Merci ! Thank you!

     

    jeudi 3 octobre

     

    Bonjour ! Students will be starting their French Word Clouds on Chromebooks in class today. They may also create a Pop Art Portrait, provided they bring in a signed note from home that they have permission to share a photo of themselves with their pen pal from France. Merci ! Thank you!

     

    vendredi 27 septembre

     

    Bonjour ! You will be receiving your pen pal name in class today!!! The teacher in France sent the names over right after our class yesterday. You will be adding your pen pal's name in your template today. You may also have a chance to add something to the Word Clouds your pen pals did for you. Merci !!

     

    mercredi 18 septembre

    Bonjour ! I have just emailed the 8th and 9th graders' interests to the teacher in France. Therefore, 8th and 9th graders (French 1 at the high school) should be getting their pen pals' names sometime next week. Regarding 7th grade and the ABIS 8th graders, please be patient as the teacher in France and I figure out the pen pal program for you. Merci ! (Thank you!)

     

    First week of school

    Bonjour !

    Students will be participating in an exchange with a pen pal from France. There are still some details that will need to be figured out. For example, which classes will be participating. I will be reaching out to the teacher in France about that. The pen pal exhange has been ongoing with this teacher in France for at least 10 years, as I went to high school and Rutgers with her. She is an ELA teacher in the same town in France where we went for our Junior Year Abroad! 

    I will be posting updates to this page during the year, so please check! Please note: This is a very important part of your learning in my class. Your writing, etc. in French should improve, and you will have the opportunity to use technology to share with your pen pal.

    Merci !