The grade 6 and UE grade 6 classes have been assigned a term project in French. In order to master new vocabulary related to a house (rooms and their contents) the students will be designing and constructing a house of their choice. If the student chooses to draw their house, it should be the size of bristle board. He/she must draw (or cut out pictures from a magazine or from clip art) and label each room and piece of furniture in the room. By using a French/English dictionary or media sources, the student should be able to master at least 50 new vocabulary, and learn the masculine and feminine article related to the noun.
If the student prefers to build the house, he/she may choose any materials in the environment such as cardboard, styrofoam board, boxes, or whatever creative items they may find. (No lego please) Students are expected to construct (using toothpicks, scraps of material, cardboard etc.) all objects in each room. Please no purchased items, ex: dollhouse furniture. Included with each house project must be an itemized list of rooms and furniture with both English and French vocabulary. We will be working on the vocabulary list in class using dictionary exercises but a typed good copy must be included with the project.
The third option for the house project is to design a house using a computer. The students can design a power point presentation including rooms and contents on a USB. The students may also create a film for their presentation.
French house projects are a tradition at Tall Pines. Please feel free to enjoy the experience of working with your child to learn vocabulary or observe the enthusiasm that your child feels while participating in this French experience. The project should be no bigger than 2 feet square)
The project was assigned December 4th and is due January 20th. The students may use the holiday to get started on the construction of the project.