Folk Dancing Club is back!
Our first practice will be this Wednesday January 17th at 8:00am, continuing weekly (please arrive at 7:55 to allow time to get your ‘dancing shoes’ on). Students in grades 1-6 from both schools are welcome. Please gather outside of the Junior doors and wait for a teacher to let students inside. Please bring your permission form along with you to the first practice. If you need an extra form, print it off from here. Let’s dance!
Parent volunteers – If you are interested in volunteering your time to assist with our folk dancing practices (e.g. supervising shoe changing in the halls just for a few minutes, taking attendance, etc.) please email Mme Mackness at your earliest convenience. Police record check required.
Lecture Enfant Online Reading Program
Thanks to funding from our School Council, Lord Lansdowne has renewed our subscription to Lecture Enfant. Your child can access this French reading program at home! See below for details. Since we can’t post our user ID and password publicly here, watch your email for login information to come in the next few days, c/o your class rep.
Lecture Enfant offers hundreds of levelled French video books for students to enjoy from both school and home. By logging in with the username and password provided, student scan select video books from a variety of reading levels to read and to listen to as the pages turn themselves on the screen.
Students can also mute their device and read aloud, using the sound to check for pronunciation only when needed. Included are also word lists to practice. Students can work through 15 lists, building speed and confidence as they read and listen to the words that flash on the screen.
For younger students there are also videos that focus on consonant – vowel blends (e.g., sa, se, si, so, su) as well as vowel-vowel blends (e.g., au, oi, on, ou, ai, etc…). Students are challenged to read faster than the narrator and they can select from three speeds of videos to practice with.
Listening to the French video books on a regular basis for an age appropriate amount of time will help students identify new vocabulary, build confidence and fluency in their reading and assist them with the pronunciation of challenging words.
(username & password coming soon via email, c/o class reps)