Glad to link up with you and thanks for the kind comments re the powerpoint tennis resource. I tend to like ideas that I can wheel out again and again in different contexts. Keep in touch! I have started to be asked to do training for various primary MfL groups in the country on my work on singing and MFL so may meet you one day down in Hants. All best wishes
Hi there Jackie. Someone gave me your name as I put a query out on advice for an interview observation. I am going to do the story re-telling of the Enormous Turnip and I was told you had done some work on it. Do you have any ideas on the delivery? I am using the little english version with five characters (includes the dog) as my basis. Do you think I need to give the children acting something to wear? I am going to show flashcards first of the characters and get them to repeat, then act the story out once, then get them to do the re-telling with me ...I will then do about 5 to ten minutes on culture - the french flag - so that i can get the cultural strand in and because i am not sure how long the lesson will last (it's a thirty minute observation).
I would be grateful for any advice! Thanks x
Hi there Jo - only 2 days this week as part time and INSET on Monday! Have taught French in Y3, 4 & 5 so nice to be up and running again. Quick recap session with Y4 & Y5 shows that they have at least remembered some of what we did last year! Just started Catherine Cheater with new Year 3 classes. They seemed to enjoy it and I am due to start Y4 SoW with Y4 & 5 next week (they run in parallel as both have had only 1 year of French so far). My only concern is that the Catherine Cheater scheme for year 4 seems a bit too childish for Year 5, so will have to make a few adjustments as I go!
Just been browsing your blogs. Must get myself clued up on podcasts, blogs, Flash meetings etc - will try to find some time after I've planned for next week I guess!!
sock puppets (video) - I gave the children (group of 3) the camera and sent them off into library corner for 5mins (exactly!) and told them they had to video their work and were not allowed to delete anything. (Luckily they don't actually know how to delete anyway!) This was what they came back with. Other groups I sent at different times came back with different things according to their ability - one group sang the alphabet, another attempted a mock interview.
I often have to work like this as my class are mixed age (yrs 3-6 all-in) as well as ability. It means I can sit with a group and focus with them while others do different tasks. I tried to explain it a bit in this post http://primarymfl.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=738935%3ABlogPost%3A506
The sac magique sounds a fun idea - I'd like to have a go at that. Meanwhile here is how the ning network works;
Welcome to our networking site. I hope you find it useful and do please post things here whenever you want; you could tell us what you've been up to in a blog post, ask general questions/start discussions in the forum or just click directly on members to chat or ask specific questions to people.
We welcome each other's comments on the forum discussions andyou can make your own blog pages whenever you wish; At the moment all blogs get automatically posted onto the Main page but if you are new to blogging and want to try on your own page without this happening just click on me and leave me a message.
You should be able to download materials from forum and blog posts too, and of course add your own in the same way as you would an email attachment - just follow the instructions on screen.
You probably know this already, but just in case - to contact someone just find them in members and click on them. This takes you to their page and tells you a little about that person. Then just leave a message for them in a comment box like this one. Or, if you'd like your message to be private, click on 'send a message' beneath their picture.
Ocasionally you will get messages asking if you would like to be someone's 'friend'. The only advantage to this is if you want to find someone quickly on a large network, otherwise there is really no need and you can happily ignore the request or click 'decline' with no offence to anyone.
I hope you find the network useful.
Best wishes, Jo