The French program uses a technique called The Gesture Approach to teach new vocabulary. Every new word has a specific gesture associated with it. Practising these gestures is an important part of French class and is sometimes done using different games. These pictures show a group of students trying to get a classmate to guess which word is being gestured.
During the Week of December 5th, the grade/level 4 and 5 students will be presenting their French plays to each other in class, as part of the oral component of the French program. The students were given a copy of the script in October to practise their lines at home. They have also had class time to practise their lines with their groups.