French 8 (Mme. Henneveld)

French 8 Course Overview2016-17

Francais 8eNotes for Students and Parents Mme Henneveld

le 6 mars

Bonjour!  This week in French 8 we continue to review lots of vocabulary.  Students are writing their liste C test today, as so many students were away on Friday.   We will do liste D this week as well, but the test (Friday) will be open book.  As we cover so much vocabulary the activities based on our play will make more sense.  Liste D includes many basic words found in the play.  Here it is:

Salut Mon Ami Vocabulaire Section D avec anglais

As well this week, we continue to practice our ‘questions orales’ and how to tell time.   I wish everyone a wonderful spring break!

Madame Henneveld

le 27 fevrier

Bonjour!  We have begun our play activities and are becoming more familiar with the play, Salut Mon Ami.   Students are speaking more and more French in class, as they work and interact.   We will choose roles and form groups in the next week or so.

There is a new vocabulary list:

Salut Mon Ami VocabulaireSection Cnom avec anglais

The test for this list will be this Friday, March 3.   Meanwhile, we are adding to our list of ‘questions orales’, reviewing how to tell time, and reviewing lots of classroom vocab.

Have a great week!

Madame Henneveld


le 20 fevrier

Bonjour!  We are making excellent progress in French 8, with students recognizing and speaking familiar phrases every day.  We have written the first quiz and will start our second list today, with the quiz being this Friday, February 24.  Here is the list:

Salut Mon Ami VocabulaireSection B avec anglais

This week, we begin our first play, ‘Salut Mon Ami’.  All work for this play will stay in the classroom unless students need to spend some extra time on their activities.   As well, this week we will start learning how to tell time in French, and we continue to add to and practice our ongoing list of ‘questions orales’.

Have a great week!

Madame Henneveld


le 6 fevrier

Bonjour again.   Well, today i walked through three feet drifts to make it to the school to get the grade 8 vocabulary list that i would have liked to teach this week.   Though we haven’t practiced it together yet, most of the words have already been introduced to students in the first few classes.   The following attachment is the first official vocabulary list for grade 8s, and there will be a quiz on it next week.  This attachment also has the English equivalents.

sma vocab list a avec anglais

If students would like a preview for the first play that we will be studying, i am also attaching a video of ‘Salut Mon Ami’.   This play is a pretty good rendition (not the official program play) of the story that the grade 8s will be learning very well and they will also be doing activities based on this play.   Notice the repetition, and do NOT worry about words that are not understood.  All in good time!


So, meanwhile, enjoy the snow.   Please also keep in mind that next week Thursday (the 16th) is the open house for SJB, and the French cafe will need much support and help.


Madame Henneveld



le 5 fevrier

Bonjour!   Il neige!   It is snowing!   I hope everyone enjoys their snow day and stays safe.   This week in French 8, we will be doing lots of review, and starting our first vocab list.  That list will be posted here soon, but meanwhile students can be practicing (or showing off the gestures for) some of the intro words that we have been learning in class, such as:


Comment ça va?

bien / mal / comme çi-comme ça

ouvre / ferme  (open / close)

met / enleve (put on / take off)

je / tu / il / elle

la tête

je peux (i can) / je veux (i want) / je dois (i must) / j’aime (i like)

aller (to go)

va! (go!)  /  viens  (come)


As well in French 8, we are generating a list of ideas for themes for our upcoming French cafe which will be during the Open House on Thursday, February 16.   Students from both my classes will vote on the theme and decorate accordingly.  I am hoping there will be lots of volunteers to help serve and help that evening as well.

Have a good week!

Madame Henneveld


le 31 janvier

Bonjour!   Welcome to French 8!   I try to make sure this website is updated weekly to give you an idea of what is happening in class and to attach any essential vocabulary or other work that can be done at home.

In French 8, we start at the beginning.  So this week, students are learning some basic building blocks to get them started speaking French in class.  Our program is gesture based, so students are moving and learning important actions that coincide with the words they are learning.  This week, we are practicing numbers, questions words, choosing a French name, and talking about favourite activities.  To find out more about what we will be doing in class and how our class operates, check out the course overview and notes for parents, attached above.

Merci, and have a great week!

Madame Henneveld


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