Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 16 March 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

HOMEWORK CONTEST
Thank you for making an effort to write the homework according to our format. Let’s continue to show that we can follow instructions and write legibly on our notebooks!
Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 92% (format 58%)
CE2 — 100% (format 80%)
CM —  94% (format 47%)
Congratulations to my CE2 group, this week’s winners! 🏆#TeamEffort

BEAR PROGRAM

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USBORNE READING COLLECTION (Yellow Set)

Most of the students have their books or are waiting for their orders to arrive. If you have not yet ordered the collection,
please click here to purchase the set from Amazon.

READING SCHEDULE FOR MARCH
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We will read two books a week, and focus on vocabulary and the pronunciation of new words and expressions. PLEASE BRING YOUR COPIES OF THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS TO CLASS. Remember to write your name on your books. We will read them out loud and we will fill in our reading logs together.

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March 2 to 8 — Stories of Princes and Princesses / Stories of Dragons
March 9 to 15 — Stories of Mermaids / Stories of Pirates
March 16 to 22 — Stories of Witches / Stories of Wizards
March 23 to 29 — Stories of Ghosts / Stories of Haunted Houses

PREPARATION

Write these words from Unit 9 onto your purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

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For Monday, 16 March 2020

Spelling Preparation #9

  1.  hospital
  2.  school
  3.  airport
  4.  police station
  5.  fire station
  6.  shop
  7.  train station
  8.  zoo
  9.  supermarket
  10.  bank

B. garage

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SAY and DO

Practice telling the time. « It is __________ o’clock in the morning/afternoon/evening. »
Or « It is __________ at night. »

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Reminder: please bring your copy of POETRY TO PERFORM to class!

Thank you,
Ms. B

Mrs T’s CE2 Group – for 16 March 2020

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What another interesting week we had learning about different bugs and beetles. I enjoyed listening to your many stories. As well, learning the country song about the cricket was good fun, wasn’t it?

Please continue reading your March Bear Book. It’s about mummies! We’ll be talking about it in class in the coming weeks.

Here is your new homework assignment:

CE2 Homework 19 – March 16, 2020

Happy studying and keep up the good work,

Mrs T

 

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 9 March 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

HOMEWORK CONTEST
I am counting on everyone to make the effort to submit the homework on the purple notebook following the format that has been established since the beginning of the school year. Considering the very small amount of written homework I ask from all my students, and the number of times the format has been discussed, I expect to see a big improvement next Monday.
Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 94% (format 15%)
CE2 — 88% (format 43%)
CM —  94% (format 5%)
Congratulations to my CE1 group, this week’s winners! 🏆#TeamEffort

BEAR PROGRAM
51ShRyKxeTL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_USBORNE READING COLLECTION (Yellow Set)
Most of the students have their books or are waiting for their orders to arrive. If you have not yet ordered the collection,
please click here to purchase the set from Amazon. (The price of the entire 40-book collection is normally less than 40€, meaning less than 1€/book. If you were to get the books separately, each book would cost between 7€ to 9€ each. Amazon’s prices for this collection have increased to as much as 80€ over the past few days. As of this posting; it is back to 39€. Other vendors sell the collection, originally priced at £159, for as low as 39€.)

READING SCHEDULE FOR MARCH
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We will read two books a week, and focus on vocabulary and the pronunciation of new words and expressions.

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March 2 to 8 — Stories of Princes and Princesses / Stories of Dragons
March 9 to 15 — Stories of Mermaids / Stories of Pirates
March 16 to 22 — Stories of Witches / Stories of Wizards
March 23 to 29 — Stories of Ghosts / Stories of Haunted Houses

PREPARATION

Write these words from Unit 8 onto your purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 9 March 2020

What’s the time?

  1.  get up
  2.  have breakfast
  3.  go to school
  4.  go home
  5.  have dinner
  6.  go to bed
  7.  in the morning
  8.  in the afternoon
  9.  in the evening
  10.  at night

B. o’clock

SAY and DO

We have started to review Units 4 to 6 of Family and Friends 2, continue doing so at home. Know the names of food, school subjects, school rooms, after-school activities, numbers from 0-100. Be ready for a test on these units on Monday!

Also, remember to bring your copy of POEMS TO PERFORM to school. We will continue reading and reciting our poems together.

Thank you,
Ms. B

 

 

 

Ms. Smith’s CE2 group- for 9th of March

Hello,

I hope you enjoyed The Trumpet of the Swan book! It was one of my favorite’s as a kid. Good job on your tests today.

Writing: Please write your spelling words 3 times each in your purple copybooks. Spelling test words for next week are:

cupboard, grateful, doubt, probably, plain, beard, situation, tepee, looked, Indian

Reading homework:  Please read chapters 1-3 of The Indian in the Cupboard for this week. If you read more,or if you have already read these chapters, that’s ok too, you may continue reading. You will not be tested on these chapters, but this will allow you to keep up with our pace of the book. If you have any questions, be sure to ask as we go along.

Thanks,

Ms. Smith

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 2 March 2020

DwUFhK9UUAABRV0Dear Parents and Students,

HOMEWORK CONTEST
This week’s results will be updated on Thursday, after I meet with my CE1 students who are on field trips today and tomorrow.

UPDATE
Here are this week’s results after going over the format again in class:
CE1 — 64% (format 78%)
CE2 — 100% (format 89%)
CM —  94% (format 67%)
Congratulations to my CE2 group, this week’s winners! 🏆#TeamEffort

BEAR PROGRAM

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Please order your BEAR reading books for the rest of the school year!
THE USBORNE READING COLLECTION
(Yellow Set)
Click here to purchase the set from Amazon.


PREPARATION

Write these words from pages 45 and 55 onto your purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 2 March 2020

Nouns / Consonant Blends

  1.  flower
  2.  flat
  3.  plate
  4.  plum
  5.  blanket
  6.  cloud
  7.  clock
  8.  gloves
  9.  glue
  10.  slide

B. slippers

SAY and DO

Practice reading the poem on page 55 out loud.

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Thank you,
Ms. B

Ms. Smith’s CE2 group- for March 2nd

Hello, everyone!

I hope everyone had a lovely vacation!

Your homework is to finish The Trumpet of the Swan and be ready four our test on Monday. Be sure to bring your book to class, as you may use it to find the answers on the test! 🙂

Go ahead and start our next book, if you’re all done with the first book. It’s never too early to get a head start 😉 You can bring the next book to class, we will start reading it and discussing it together.

Thanks,

Ms. Smith

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 24 February 2020

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HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this week’s results after going over the format again in class:
CE1 — 92% (format 75%)
CE2 — 100% (format 70%)
CM —  82% (format 85%)
Congratulations to my CE2 group, this week’s winners, and the winners of Round Four!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

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DIALOGUE COMPETITION
The judges found it very difficult to decide who the winners were because everyone did such a fantastic job! As a result, there were a couple of ties. Congratulations to our group’s winners of the Dialogue Competition!

3rd place — Flavio & Daria
2nd place — Lola & Victoria
1st place — Daria & César

BEAR PROGRAM

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(A good picture dictionary is a great reading companion!)

 

PREPARATION

Write these words onto your purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 24 February 2020

Spelling Test #8

  1.  Monday
  2.  Tuesday
  3.  Wednesday
  4.  Thursday
  5.  Friday
  6.  Saturday
  7.  Sunday
  8.  today
  9.  yesterday
  10.  tomorrow

B. week

SAY and DO

Sing the song « Our neighbors » found on page 54 of your class book.

PROJECT (continuation)

We will continue doing our Flat Albums so take your Flat You on holiday with you! (You can bring it home after Open Day.) Take pictures with it so that it can be added to your Flat Album. Be ready to talk about your winter break when you come back. I look forward to hearing all about it!

Enjoy your holidays,
Ms. B

Ms. Smith’s CE2 group- for February 24th

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Excellent work on your dialogues! I am so proud of all you!:)

Also, well done on your work for Black History month! It was incredibly interesting to read your biographies on those wonderful people.

Your homework for the vacation is to go ahead and finish The Trumpet of the Swan book. We’ll discuss it after vacation and you’ll be tested on it March 2nd. Be sure to highlight or underline any confusing words, and we can go over them in class. Here are your spelling words for our test on February 24th, they come straight from The Trumpet of the Swan.  Write the words 3 times each. 

  1. peculiar
  2. coy
  3. cygnets
  4. cautiously
  5. captivity
  6. multitude
  7. tendency
  8. jolt
  9. trumpet
  10. trinkets

Have a great winter break!:)

Ms. Smith

Mrs T’s CE2 Group – for 24 February 2020

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It’s been a wonderful week. Thank you to ALL for the excellent dialogues! Everyone was a terrific waiter/waitress or an excellent Mr. Brown. I’m proud of you. Everyone is a WINNER for doing so well. You’ve made me very happy. Keep up the good work.

It would make me extremely happy if you read your FEBRUARY BEAR BOOK during the holidays.  The Knight at Dawn is a good book. We’ll have a lot of fun talking about it in class when you come back.

CE2 Homework 16 – February 24, 2020

I wish everyone a wonderful winter vacation. See you on February 24th!

Mrs T

BEAR Programme: A BIG Thank-you

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Dear Students,

A BIG thank you to those who have finished the January BEAR BOOK. Well done and keep up the excellent work. Remember there will be a test this week!

It’s now time to start your February BEAR BOOK. Isn’t it exciting to open a new book? There are endless possibilities inside the cover of a book. Happy reading!

Dear Parents,

We are having many interesting lessons talking about the characters, setting and plot of the fiction stories; or discussing the various facts of the non-fiction books. It is rewarding to see the children excited about sharing their ideas and opinions. We’ve had some stimulating discussions and good laughs. Thank you for your continued support of the BEAR Programme. We couldn’t do it without you.

THE ENGLISH TEAM

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 3 February 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this week’s results after going over the format again in class:
CE1 — 92% (format 64%)
CE2 — 89% (format 63%)
CM —  82% (format 79%)
Congratulations to my CE1 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

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DIALOGUE COMPETITION

Remember that our dialogue competition has been moved to Thursday, the 6th of January. Continue practicing with your partner and prepare your props. Good luck and have fun!

BEAR PROGRAM

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January — Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure

Complete your « Flat _____ Album ». Click here for extra pages for your album.

You can already start reading our poems from our book for February: POEMS TO PERFORM!51Ia7yJRUAL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_
The Rhythm of Life, Voices of Water, Nut Tree, My Colours, Twenty-Four Hours, My True Love, Caribbean Counting Poem, London 2012, Hands, Queue for the Zoo, Cats, Pirate Pete, Arabian Nights, The Dark Wood, There Was An Old Lady, I’ve Got a Ball of Pastry, Dinner-Time Rhyme, Yellow Butter, The Food Train, and Today, I Feel.

PREPARATION

Write these words from pages 52 and 54 onto your purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

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For Monday, 3 February 2020

Vocabulary

  1.  chocolate
  2.  sweets
  3.  balloon
  4.  present/gift
  5.  cake
  6.  card
  7.  pastries
  8.  nuts
  9.  tie
  10.  buy

B. neighbor/neighbour

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SAY and DO

Continue practicing for the dialogue contest! Finish your « Flat _____  » Album and be ready to present it on Open Day.

Thank you,
Ms. B

Ms. Smith’s CE2- for 3rd February

Hello,

Please bring your Trumpet of the Swan book to class next week, we will be talking about the book in class.

Feburary is Black History month. Please choose someone from the following list and write a two or three paragraph biography about them. Be sure to include what they accomplished, where they were from and interesting facts about their lives. Don’t forget  to write in the past tense!

Martin Luther King Jr.

Claudette Colvin

Nelson Mandela

Maya Angelou

Harriet Tubman

Langston Hughes

Thanks,

Ms. Smith

 

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 27 January 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this week’s results after going over the format again in class:
CE1 — 92% (format 36%)
CE2 — 100% (format 25%)
CM —  82% (format 54%)
Congratulations to my CE2 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

BEAR PROGRAM

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January — Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure

Complete your « Flat _____ Album ». We will start working on this project on Tuesday.

You can already start reading our poems from our book for February: POEMS TO PERFORM!51Ia7yJRUAL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_
The Rhythm of Life, Voices of Water, Nut Tree, My Colours, Twenty-Four Hours, My True Love, Caribbean Counting Poem, London 2012, Hands, Queue for the Zoo, Cats, Pirate Pete, Arabian Nights, The Dark Wood, There Was An Old Lady, I’ve Got a Ball of Pastry, Dinner-Time Rhyme, Yellow Butter, The Food Train, and Today, I Feel.

PREPARATION

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For Monday, 27 January 2020

Spelling Preparation #7

  1.  homework
  2.  do
  3.  visit
  4.  go
  5.  lesson
  6.  watch TV
  7.  read
  8.  book
  9.  write
  10.  cook

B. email

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SAY and DO

Sing the song « After School » (page 44)!

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Thank you,
Ms. B

Mrs T’s CE2 Group – for 27 January 2020

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Well done on your hard work for the Dialogue Competition. It was great fun for all of us. I’m proud of how hard you worked.

I am sure you all have your copy of the new BEAR book by now. Please bring it to class on Monday so we can read out of it together.

Here is your new homework assignment:

CE2 Homework 14 – January 27, 2020

Happy studying,

Mrs T

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 20 January 2020

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Dear Parents and Students,

HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this week’s results after going over the format again in class:
CE1 — 100% (format 55%)
CE2 — 86% (format 100%)
CM —  89% (format 56%)
Congratulations to my CE1 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

DIALOGUE COMPETITION
On Friday, the 24th of January, we will have a Dialogue Competition for all languages! Read and learn our group’s dialogue for next Monday so that we can practice it together before the competition. Click here for the dialogue.

BEAR PROGRAM

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Please order and start reading our book for this month if you have not yet done so!

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(Or get the four-book Flat Stanley collection!)

The other books for the rest of the year will be posted shortly.

PREPARATION / SAY and DO

Practice saying these words from our dialogue out loud, then write them onto your purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 20 January 2020

Dialogue Competition

  1.  wake up
  2.  help
  3.  look
  4.  what
  5.  flat
  6.  happen
  7.  think
  8.  board
  9.  on top
  10.  hurt

B. dialogue

Thank you,
Ms. B

Dialogue Competition – Friday, 24 January 2020

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Dear Students,

On Friday, 24th of January we are having a DIALOGUE COMPETITION. This competition will be organized in a similar way as our annual Poetry Competition. You should know your dialogue by heart. You will be scored on how well you have memorized (accuracy), interpreted (understanding) and recited (elocution, articulation, physical movements) the dialogue, as well as overall performance.  You will also be scored on team work. Remember you are working together with other speakers! The winners for each group will be performing their dialogue for the other classes!

You might ask:  How can I best practice my dialogue? The best way is to practice outloud with the participation of your family/friends. It is also useful to watch yourself in front of a mirror.

1) Listen to yourself – speak slowly and loudly, in a relaxed tone of voice and pronounce each word clearly, project your voice so that everyone in the room can hear you.

2) Watch yourself – use good posture, use appropriate body language and gestures, let the listeners « see » and « feel » the dialogue.

3) Be confident and have fun – enjoy your performence. Say to yourself, « WOW – how exciting! I get to recite this interesting dialogue for everyone. I’m going to do my best! » Then walk to the front of the room and enjoy!

4) Team Work – remember you are working together as a team. Listen to each other. The dialogue should flow smoothly and accurately like a proper interview or conversation.

Happy practicing! We look forward to listening to your recitations next Friday!

THE ENGLISH TEAM

Mrs T’s CE2 Group – for 20 January 2020

 

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Thank you for a fantastic week! We learned many new things together. I especially enjoyed the poem about travelling on a spaceship. We also learned how to make the simple past tense and simple future tense with regular verbs.

I have some good news. We are having a Dialogue Competition on Friday, 24 January 2020.  This week we will be learning our dialogues for homework in preparation for the competition. We will also practice them in class. I look forward to listening to you.

CE2 Homework 13 – January 20, 2020

Dear Parents,

The BEAR books for 2020 have been posted on the blog, as well as on a poster in the entrance foyer of the school. If you have not already ordered your children’s reading books for the comings months please do so today. The amazon links are found at the following blog post link and I suggest you order several or all books together so they will arrive promptly. Some of the books have a longer delivery period. Despite this, I chose the books as I know they are a good fit for the class and the children will enjoy them. You can copy and paste the following link:

https://leslanguesaeurecole.wordpress.com/2019/12/22/reading-programme-3/

Thank you for your continued support of the BEAR programme. It is a pleasure to hear the children read and see their excellent progress.

Mrs T

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 13 January 2020

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We have discussed Monday’s homework and the children know what to do and have already started!
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Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back!

HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this year’s first results:
CE1 — 80% (format 64%)
CE2 — 80% (format 88%)
CM —  77% (format 69%)
Congratulations to my CE2 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

BEAR

Last December, the titles of our books were put on the blog in a general BEAR Program post. I have chosen books that are parts of a collection or a series. When possible, you may simply get the assigned book, or offer your child the boxed set for more moments of reading pleasure. It sometimes cost the same or just a little more to get the collection instead of a single book.

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(Or get the four-book Flat Stanley collection!)

 

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February — Poems to Perform: A Classic Collection

This month, we will work on a project based on « Flat Stanley » and this will be due on the 31st of January.

The other books for the rest of the year will be posted shortly.


PREPARATION

Write these words from Unit 5 of Family and Friends 2 onto the purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 13 January 2020

Spelling Preparation #6

  1.  art
  2.  math/maths
  3.  English
  4.  science
  5.  PE/sports
  6.  music
  7.  playground
  8.  field
  9.  gym
  10.  subjects

B. school

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SAY AND DO

Read the dialogue on page 36 and be ready to do it in class!

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Looking forward to a fantastic 2020 with you,
Ms. B

 

 

Mrs T’s CE2 Group – for 13 January 2020

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Dear Students,

It’s wonderful to see all of you. It sounds like everyone had a great Christmas vacation.

Our homework this week has many words with a long « i » sound.  Please remember to work carefully. It’s important that after you write the word the first time COVER it and then write it without looking! This way you learn the words and not simply copy.

CE2 Homework 12 – for 13 January 2020

We are reading about « The big Sky » in our books. It’s exciting to read about astronomers, sailors, astronauts and scientists!

Happy studying,

Mrs T

Reading Programme

                                  BEAR                                      (Be Excited About Reading)    PROGRAMME

Books for January to June

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Dear Students,

We hope you continue to enjoy the BEAR programme reading books! We’ve chosen excellent titles for the coming months and we look forward to reading/discussing the books with you.

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your continued support of the BEAR programme. We have seen many positive developments in our classes. The book choices for the coming months are posted in the attachments below according to class. (The attachments are in WORD format and can be downloaded.) Each book is posted with an Amazon link. Amazon generally offers a variety of providers (new, used, kindle) to choose from. However, the books are also available at local bookshops such as WHSmith or Shakespeare and Company. It may prove more convenient to order several or all of your child’s titles at one time. This would avoid possible postal delays and ensure your child has the book on time.

CM BEAR Programme Books 2019-2020

CE2 BEAR Programme Books 2019-2020

CE1 BEAR Programme Books 2019-2020

Once again, the aim of the programme is to encourage the children to find pleasure in reading and acquire this habit for the rest of their lives. Many studies have been conducted on the impact of reading on academic results; needless to say, reading is an intrinsic part of school learning. However, we must not underestimate the impact of reading a fantastic fairy tale, a puzzling mystery, or an amazing adventure that captivates the reader and transports them to an imaginary world.

Reading gives your children wings. Let’s continue to work together to encourage them to fly.

Kind regards,

THE ENGLISH TEAM

Wishes for the Holiday Season

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Dear Eurecole Families,

We hope you enjoy this holiday season with time-honoured traditions and simple joys with friends and family. It is a most wonderful time of year.

We would like to thank you for your kind support, warmhearted words  and thoughtful gestures. We look forward to a new year filled with new learning experiences, new challenges and new fun.

Wishing you peace, joy, hope and happiness,

THE ENGLISH TEAM

 

Mrs T’s CE2 Group – for 6 January 2020

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Dear Students,

Thank you to those who learned our Christmas poem. You made an excellent effort to learn the difficult words and recited the poem beautifully. I enjoyed listening to you very much and am proud of your achievement.

During the holidays, please read your December BEAR book. Please practice any vocabulary you might not know. I’ve prepared a short homework assignment.

CE2 Homework 11 for 6 January 2020.docx

I wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the coming year. I look forward to seeing you in January 2020!

Best wishes,

Mrs T

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 6 January 2020

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Here is the first homework for 2020!

HOMEWORK CONTEST
The winner of the third round–with 100% of the students doing their homework on two Mondays–is my CM group! Congratulations!!!
And now, here are this week’s much improved results for the start of the next round:
CE1 — 100% (format 30%)
CE2 — 78% (format 45%)
CM —  100% (format 88%)
Congratulations to my CM group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort
Thank you, everyone, for writing your homework more legibly and for following the format we agreed upon back in September!

BEAR

9780194239066Please order our book for December: The Gingerbread Man. There will be a comprehension test when we get back on the 6th of January.

PREPARATION

Write these words from « The Gingerbread Man » onto the purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 6 January 2020

Comprehension Test #4

  1.  head
  2.  arms
  3.  legs
  4.  eyes
  5.  nose
  6.  mouth
  7.  horse
  8.  cow
  9.  fox
  10.  catch

B. gingerbread

SAY AND DO

Continue practicing reading this poem out loud, and be ready to draw the different toys!

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Here’s to a great 2020 together,
Ms. B

THANK YOU

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« I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. » ~ William Shakespeare  

Dear Parents,

The teachers have all been making an incredible effort to be at school despite the strike disruptions. Their dedication is inspiring. Eurecole is fortunate to have such an extraordinary team of teachers.

Nonetheless, a school would not be a school without children. A very big thank you to all for your continued efforts to get your children to school on time despite the ongoing strikes. It’s the children that motivate and encourage us.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend as you plan and prepare for the upcoming holiday festivities.

Sincerely yours,

English Coordinator,  Heidi Tovstiga (Mrs T)

 

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 16 December 2019

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Here is the last homework for the year!

HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 100% (58% correct format)
CE2 — 89% (89% correct format)
CM —  88% (64% correct format)
Congratulations to my CE1 group, this week’s winners again!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

BEAR

9780194239066Please order our book for December: The Gingerbread Man. There will be a comprehension test when we get back on the 6th of January.

PREPARATION

Write these words from our song « Santa Claus is Coming to Town » onto the purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 16 December 2019

Christmas Vocabulary

  1.  watch out
  2.  cry
  3.  pout
  4.  making
  5.  list
  6.  checking
  7.  naughty
  8.  nice
  9.  sleeping
  10.  awake

B. Santa Claus

SAY AND DO

Sing along with this video of « Santa Claus is Coming to Town ».

Lastly, read the poem below out loud. Be ready to draw the different toys!

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Thank you,
Ms. B

 

 

 

Mrs T’s CE2 Group – for 16 December 2019

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This week we are going to memorize a poem about Christmas. It is a beautiful poem and I look forward to hearing your recitations.

We are also going to write about a snowman. Please remember to watch your punctuation (capital letters and full stops) and your spelling.

CE2 Homework 10 – December 16, 2019

Keep up the excellent work!

Mrs T

Ms. Smith’s CE2- for 16 December

Hello! Next week we’ll be working on the  » Twas the Night Before Christmas » poem. Here’s the link for the story. We’ll be breaking it down and acting it out in class. 🙂

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

« Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
On, COMET! on CUPID! on, DONNER and BLITZEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all! »

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes — how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!

Have fun!

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 9 December 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you everyone for participating in our White Winter Wonderland Sing-a-long!

HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 86% (50% correct format)
CE2 — 80% (63% correct format)
CM —  78% (71% correct format)
Congratulations to my CE1 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

PREPARATION and TEST 
Write these words from our videos onto the purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 9 December 2019

Spelling Test #5

  1.  avocado
  2.  cake
  3.  jelly
  4.  yogurt
  5.  cookie
  6.  tomato
  7.  pancake
  8.  carrot
  9.  cereal

B. lollipop

BEAR

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Please order our book for December: The Gingerbread Man. There will be a comprehension test when we get back on the 6th of January.

 

 

 

SAY AND DO
Continue preparing for our field trip to see « Snow White’s Hollywood Follies » on December 6 by practicing reading these dialogues out loud. (Click here for the dialogues.)

Thank you,
Ms. B

BEAR Reminder – for 3 December

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Dear Students,

A BIG thank you to those who have finished the November BEAR book. Well done and keep up the excellent work. There will be a short comprehension test next week on Tuesday, 3 December.

Dear Parents,

We’ve had interesting lessons talking about the characters, setting and plot of the fiction stories; or discussing the various facts of the non-fiction books. It is rewarding to see the children excited about sharing their ideas and opinions. We’ve had some stimulating discussions. Thank you for your continued support of the BEAR Programme. 

THE ENGLISH TEAM

White Winter Wonderland – Monday, 2 December 2019

WHITE WINTER WONDERLAND

 SING-A-LONG

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Dear Students and Parents!

On Monday, 2 December we are having a SING-A-LONG! Songs are from the production of SNOW WHITE’S HOLLYWOOD FOLLIES as well as Christmas favourites.

Please WEAR WHITE!

We look forward to a wonderful day of joyful children’s voices!

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PLEASE NOTE:  Our weekly test will be on Tuesday, 3 December instead of Monday, 2 December.

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 2 December 2019

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HOMEWORK CONTEST
The third round for the Homework Contest will be the three remaining Mondays of the year before the Christmas break. The winner of the second round, winning 3 out of 4 Mondays is my CE1 group! Congratulations!!!
And now, here are this week’s much improved results for the start of the next round:
CE1 — 92% (format 39%)
CE2 — 89% (format 33%)
CM —  100% (format 72%)
Congratulations to my CM group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

PREPARATION and TEST / BEAR Program Comprehension Test #3
To help prepare for the test on our book « King Arthur and the Sword» rewrite the words below on the purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 2 December 2019

Comprehension Test #3

  1.   king
  2.   queen
  3.   baby
  4.   knight
  5.   servant
  6.   strong
  7.   England
  8.   London
  9.   sword
  10.   stone

B.  castle

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Please order our book for December: The Gingerbread Man. There will be a comprehension test when we get back on the 6th of January.

 

SAY AND DO
To prepare for our field trip to see « Snow White’s Hollywood Follies » on December 6, please practice reading these dialogues out loud. (Click here for the dialogues.)

Thank you,
Ms. B

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 25 November 2019

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HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 85% (23% correct format)
CE2 — 63% (50% correct format)
CM —  83% (44% correct format)
Congratulations to my CE1 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

PREPARATION and TEST 
Write these words from Unit 4 onto the purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 25 November 2019

Spelling Test #4

  1.  salad
  2.  fries
  3.  pizza
  4.  milkshake
  5.  cheese
  6.  chicken
  7.  apple
  8.  banana
  9.  pineapple
  10.  pear

B. sandwich

SAY AND DO
Sing along to this song about food!

 

BEAR
Please make sure you have your copy of November’s book: KING ARTHUR AND THE SWORD. There will be a comprehension test on the 2nd of December.

Thank you and have a great week,
Ms. B

P.S. Parents, kindly remember to sign on the pages of books and notebooks that are brought home on Fridays, and to send them back to school on Mondays. Thank you!

Mrs T’s CE2 Group – for 25 November 2019

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Thank-you for your hard work in class and at home. You have done some excellent work.

We are learning all about birds in class. If you have a beautiful feather at home, please bring it to school.

Here is your new homework assignment.

CE2 Homework 7 – November 25, 2019

Happy studying!

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Ms. B’s CE2 Group — Exam Review for the exam on 14/15 November 2019

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HOMEWORK CONTEST
We are now counting not only who does the homework, but also who follows the format! Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 86% (format 33%)
CE2 — 89% (format 63%)
CM —  84% (format 56%)
Congratulations to my CE2 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

PREPARATION for ENGLISH EXAM 1
To help prepare for English Exam 1 rewrite the commonly misspelled words below on the purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Preparation for English Exam 1

  1.  the
  2.  and
  3.  me / my
  4.  he / she
  5.  is / his
  6.  this / these
  7.  you’re / your
  8.  we’re
  9.  they’re
  10.  to / too / two

B. How many?

ENGLISH EXAM 1 REVISION NOTES
We have started reviewing the topics included in the exam. We are also practicing test-taking techniques. Students have marked sections in their book with a green « EXAM » so they know exactly which items to go over again at home. They can bring home their course book starting today, for as long as they come to class with it on Friday and Tuesday.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS 2

Starter Unit: days of the week, colors, numbers 0-20, toy vocabulary
Unit 1: classroom vocabulary, this/that/these/those, alphabet, How many?
Unit 2: feelings vocabulary, long and short forms of to be (ex. I am = I’m)
Unit 3: outdoor activities vocabulary, can/can’t, prepositions of place, a/an
Review 1

Good luck,
Ms. B

Mrs T’s CE2 Group – Exam 1 Revision for the exam on 14/15 November

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Next week we will have our first English exam together. It’s an exciting time because you have the chance to show me all that you have learned! Everyone has been working hard and I’m very pleased with your progress. Please DO NOT worry about the exam. If you do your best then you will do well.

Here is a revision paper which I made to help you study.

CE2 Revision for English Exam 1

Happy studying and keep up the excellent work!

Mrs T

Ms. Smith’s CE2 group- EXAM Revision for the exam on 14/15 November

Dear Students,

We will be having our first exam next week (November 14th and 15th.) You have all been putting in so much effort in class, I’m sure you’ll do great on the test!

You’ll take home your books and notebooks on Friday to help you study at home.

Spelling: You’ll need to know all of the words that we’ve done since the start of the school year. I will choose 10 words and give you a short dictation. The words are : mushy/ wound/ elbows/ confetti/ mess/ hammock/ bathtub/ spaghetti/ guests/ heard/ plain/ cliff/ stream/ running/ checkers/ worried/ afraid/ encouragement /picnic/ often/ fact/ festival/ opinion/ folk dance/ volleyball/ kayak/ family reunion/ sarcastic/ soccer/ hobbies

Grammar: 

  • Adjectives with an -ed or an -ing ending. When we use it and why.
  • Correct word order in sentences
  • Can and could. When we use it and why.

Comprehension: You will have a text to read and questions to answer based off of the text. You will also need to be able to look at a picture and personify the object or animal in the picture with your own sentences. Lastly, you will need to know the definition of personification. 

Happy studying!

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Ms. Smith

 

English Homework for 11 and 18 November 2019

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Dear Parents and Students,

We hope you had a fantastic fall break and are ready for the next seven weeks! 😎

English Exam 1 will be held on Thursday and Friday, the 14th and 15th of November.

So, homework for the 11th of November, a bank/public holiday, will be exam revision. Your group’s teacher will post the revision notes on the blog by tomorrow. 🤓

There will be no homework on the 18th of November as students will be preparing for their French exams.

Thank you,
The English Team

 

Ms. Smith’s CE2 group- for November 4th

Hello!

Great job on the poem, everyone!

Your homework is to revise for our next reading comprehension test! Oxford Read and Discover 2 In the Mountains

Also, both the notebook and your workbook will be sent home on Friday. Be sure to  revise everything that we’ve learned so far. Our first trimester test is coming up soon after the autumn vacation! Don’t forget to bring your books back to school 🙂

Happy studying!

Ms. Smith

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 4 November 2019

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Dear Parents and Students,

HOMEWORK CONTEST
The next round for the Homework Contest will be the Mondays of October and We are now counting not only who does the homework, but also who follows the format! Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 100% (format 92%)
CE2 — 89% (format 89%)
CM —  90% (format 53%)
Congratulations to my CE1 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

PREPARATION and TEST / BEAR Program Comprehension Test #29780194239141.jpg
To help prepare for the test on our book « The Ugly Duckling, » rewrite the words below on the purple homework notebookWrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 4 November 2019

Comprehension Test #3

  1.   ugly
  2.   duckling
  3.   eggs
  4.   open
  5.   fly
  6.   farm
  7.   kick
  8.   guns
  9.   hut
  10.   swans

B.  beautiful

SAY AND DO
Read your BEAR book out loud!

Enjoy your fall break and come back with a smile,
Ms. B

P.S. Parents, kindly remember to sign on the pages of books and notebooks that are brought home on Fridays, and to send them back to school on Mondays. Thank you!

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 14 October 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

HOMEWORK CONTEST
The next round for the Homework Contest will be the Mondays of October and November. Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 100%
CE2 — 88%
CM —  95%
Congratulations to my CE1 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

PREPARATION and TEST Spelling Test #3
To help prepare for the test, write these words from pages 10 and 11 of Family and Friends 2 onto the purple homework notebook. Write them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 14 October 2019

Spelling Test #3

  1.   poster
  2.   picture
  3.   drawers
  4.   cupboard
  5.   CD player
  6.   come
  7.   close
  8.   count
  9.   touch
  10.   chant

B.  listen

SAY AND DO
Practice this alphabet chant found on page 11 of Family and Friends 2.

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BEAR
Now it’s time to get your copy of October’s book: THE UGLY DUCKLING. There will be a comprehension test on the 4th of November.

Thank you and have a great week,
Ms. B

P.S. Parents, kindly remember to sign on the pages of books and notebooks that are brought home on Fridays, and to send them back to school on Mondays. Thank you!

Ms. Smith’s CE2 group- for October 14th

Hello!

Next week you are to memorize the poem you got today (and glued in your cahier de devoir.) We will work on it throughout the week, to help you recite it with as much feeling and expression as possible.

Your spelling words for next week come straight out of the poem! Please write the words 3x each in your cahier de devoir.

  1. mushy
  2. wound
  3. elbows
  4. confetti
  5. mess
  6. hammock
  7. bathtub
  8. spaghetti
  9. guests
  10. heard

Happy studying!

Ms. Smith

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 7 October 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 86%
CE2 — 75%
CM —  100% 
Congratulations to my CM group, this week’s and this month’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

PREPARATION and TEST / BEAR Program Comprehension Test #1
As we now all have read our BEAR book, we will have a comprehension test on BIG BABY FINN next Monday. To help prepare for the test, rewrite the words below on the purple homework notebookRewrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

For Monday, 7 October 2019
Comprehension Test #1

  1.  play
  2.  run
  3.  jump
  4.  catch
  5.  help
  6.  live
  7.  make
  8.  throw
  9.  shout
  10.  say

B. bring

SAY AND DO
Continue to practice your alphabet songs and our TH tongue twister!

Thank you and have a great week,
Ms. B

P.S. Parents, kindly remember to sign on the pages of books and notebooks that are brought home on Fridays, and to send them back to school on Mondays. Thank you!

Reading Programme

                                  BEAR                                      (Be Excited About Reading)    PROGRAMME

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Dear Parents and Students!

Reading is so exciting! Isn’t it great to read a good book? Can you believe there is only one more week left before the month of September is over! As announced at the beginning of the school year and at the parents meeting, you should have finished reading your first BEAR book by the end of September. Make sure you’ve read the book and are prepared for a reading comprehension quiz on Monday, 30 September 2019!

HAPPY READING!

THE ENGLISH TEAM

 

Ms. Smith’s CE2 group- for September 30th

Hello!

Here is your spelling list for next week’s test! Please write each word in a correct sentence, with proper punctuation!

  1. plain
  2. cliff
  3. stream
  4. running
  5. checkers
  6. worried
  7. afraid
  8. encouragement
  9. picnic
  10. often

Everyone has been doing such a great job with the homework assignments! Well done and keep up the good work! 🙂

Happy studying!

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 30 September 2019

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HOMEWORK CONTEST
Here are this week’s results for the written homework:
CE1 — 100%
CE2 — 78%
CM —  84%
Congratulations to my CE1 group, this week’s winners!!! 🏆 #TeamEffort

PREPARATION and TEST Spelling Test #2
To help prepare for the test, rewrite the words below on the purple homework notebookRewrite them three times following the format we discussed in class:

Spelling Preparation #2

  1.  classroom
  2.  table
  3.  computer
  4.  peg
  5.  board
  6.  table
  7.  bag
  8.  ruler
  9.  chair
  10.  pen

B. pencil case

Know how to write This is / That is / These are / Those are.
Know how to add an « s » at the end of the words for their plural form.

SAY AND DO
This week, we are going to have fun with the TH sound. Read this tongue twister out loud three times. Be ready to say it in class! 😜

They threw three thick things.

BEAR Be Excited About Reading!
As announced at the beginning of the school year and at the parents meeting, each child should have a copy of the BEAR books. Make sure you have your copy of Big Baby Finn. Read the book and be ready for a reading comprehension quiz! (Click on this link to order it if you haven’t done so.)

Thank you and have a great week,
Ms. B

P.S. Parents, kindly remember to sign on the pages of books and notebooks that are brought home on Fridays, and to send them back to school on Mondays. Thank you!

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 23 September 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

After last week’s picture taking session and transport strike, we can finally have a full week of class!

HOMEWORK CONTEST
All three of Ms. B’s groups are competing against each other this year in our Homework Contest. We will see which group does homework regularly. Through this contest, we can see that each student has a very important role to play to achieve the entire’s group’s objective. #TeamEffort
The homework was done but we still have to make an effort in terms of following instructions/format and keeping our work neat. This is a major objective this year.

Here are this week’s results:
CE1 — 86% of the students did the written homework!
CE2 — 100% of the students did the written homework!
CM — 100% of the students did the written homework!
Congratulations to my CE2 and CM groups, this week’s winners!!! 🏆

PREPARATION and TEST Word List 2 and Vocabulary Test
Read the eleven words from Word List #2, know how to pronounce them correctly, and  know which numbers they correspond to. Also, know the days of the week in order, and the different colors/colours we will review in class. These words are from Family and Friends 2 pages 6-7
To help prepare for this, rewrite this week’s list on the homework notebook (cahier violet/cahier de devoirs). Rewrite the words three times following the format we discussed in class:

  1.  ten
  2.  eleven
  3.  twelve
  4.  thirteen
  5.  fourteen
  6.  fifteen
  7.  sixteen
  8.  seventeen
  9.  eighteen
  10.  nineteen

B. twenty

Remember to use a blue pen, and to skip a line after the date, the title and each number.

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SAY AND DO
This week, for a quick and fun review of the alphabet, sing the alphabet to the tune of your favorite song in English! 🎶Know the title and the artist of your favorite song. Practice singing with family and friends. Be ready to sing your alphabet song to the class on Monday. For an example, check out Alicia Keys doing the Alphabet Song to Adele’s « Hello » 😂 #earworm

I look forward to hearing your songs,
Ms. B

P.S. Parents, kindly remember to sign on the pages of books and notebooks that are brought home on Fridays, and to send them back to school on Mondays. Thank you!

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 16 September 2019

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Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome (back) to our Language Blog!

Today in class, we discussed our weekly routine for homework and tests.

INSTRUCTIONS
Homework instructions for next Monday’s homework will be posted on this blog. Unless specified, any written work must be done on the homework notebook (cahier violet/cahier de devoirs). This will be checked in class on the Monday it is due.

PREPARATION and TESTS
This year, spelling preparation and any other written work will now be done on the homework notebook (cahier violet/cahier de devoirs). We will have spelling tests every other week. We will focus on other content and skills through grammar or vocabulary quizzes, speaking exercises and creative activities.

WORD LISTS
Our group’s word lists for the year can be found glued at the back of each student’s orange notebook (which will be brought home this Friday). The words are taken from our course book. These word lists will be used for class work and weekly assessments.

SAY AND DO
Every week, all my students, from CE1 to CM, will be given a « say and do » homework to encourage them to practice speaking in English in certain situations. Students can speak with family members, friends or other people around them.
This week, introduce yourself to someone, and ask them how they are doing. Tell the class about this on Monday.

FIRST HOMEWORK for 16 September 2019: Spelling Preparation and Test #1
Read the eleven words from Word List #1, and know how to pronounce them correctly. On the homework notebook (cahier violet/cahier de devoirs), rewrite the following words three times as in the example below:

  1.  family
  2.  mum/mom
  3.  dad
  4.  sister
  5.  brother
  6.  grandma
  7.  grandpa
  8.  aunt
  9.  uncle
  10.  cousin

B. friend

Example: Skip a line after the date, the title and each number.

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Let’s have a great first full week of English!

Thank you very much,
Ms. B

Ms. Smith’s CE2 group- for September 16th

Welcome back! I’m very excited to be teaching you this year and getting to know one another 🙂

Here are your 10 words for our first spelling test:

  1.  fact
  2. festival
  3. opinion
  4. folk dance
  5. volleyball
  6. kayak
  7. family reunion
  8. sarcastic
  9. soccer
  10. hobbies

Please write these words 3 times each. Be sure to complete this assignment in your purple cahier de devoirs.

Thanks,

Ms. Smith

Mrs T CE2 Group – for 16 September 2019

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Dear Students!

We’ve had a wonderful week getting to know one another. I’m very happy to be your teacher and look forward to an excellent year together. Here is your first CE2 homework assignment! Homework is to help you review and remember what we have learned in class together.

Click on the link below for your homework assignment.

CE2 Homework 1 – September 16, 2019

Remember:  All homework assignments (French, English, German, Spanish) are to be done in your purple « cahier de devoirs« . You can do the homework directly in the notebook or if you prefer, you can print the homework assignment and put the finished copy into your « cahier de devoirs ». 

Happy Studying!

Mrs T

Reading Programme

                              BEAR                                      (Be Excited About Reading)    PROGRAMME

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Dear Parents!

Each year brings postive and exciting changes. This year we are especially delighted to launch our BEAR (Be Excitied About Reading) Programme for CE1, CE2 and CM. As stated in the letter sent home, the BEAR Programme requires that your child read a book every month. These books are of varying genres, lengths and styles appropriate for their age. The link below has been set up for your convenience. It includes the books for September, October, November and December. You need only to click on your child’s English group and the current month. Please note that the programme is mandatory and is part of the English curriculum. You are responsible for buying the monthly book (or buying all four months at the same time) for your child and encouraging them to read it. At the end of each month there will be a short comprehension test in class.

The aim of the programme is to encourage the children to find pleasure in reading and acquire this habit for the rest of their lives. Many studies have been conducted on the impact of reading on academic results; needless to say, reading is an intrinsic part of school learning. However, we must not underestimate the impact of reading a fantastic fairy tale, a puzzling mystery, or an amazing adventure that captivates the reader and transports them to an imaginary world. Albert Einstein famously said, “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” With this in mind, our goal is to improve access to quality reading materials that create a positive attitude towards reading and, more importantly, continue to develop cognitive abilities, strategies and the imagination.

Reading gives your children wings. Let’s work together to encourage them to fly.

Warmest regards

THE ENGLISH TEAM

 

WELCOME

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          Welcome to the school year 2019-2020!

Dear Parents!

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer and are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. We are delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community here at Eurecole. We welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and we look forward to working with you and your children. All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. We all share the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning. Together, we look forward to making this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Warmest regards

THE ENGLISH TEAM

 

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 3 June 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

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We have worked very hard this past month preparing for the YLE Starters Exam which 13 out of 16 children in our group took yesterday and today! YOU DID IT! I’m so very proud of you all.

Everyone learned a lot of new words and reviewed others we’ve seen in the past. We also practiced how to read and follow instructions, especially when taking tests.

It’s now time to get back to our course book. To get ready for that, here is a picture book that will help us move from Unit 7 (Our green Earth) to Unit 8 (Home, Sweet Home).

Terrific Tree Houses

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Read this for next week and be ready to talk about the different tree houses you see!

Enjoy your long weekend,
Ms. B

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Mr Carey’s CE2 group – for 03rd June

Dear Students,

To follow on from this weeks classwork, please write two sentences for each of the following verbs, one sentence for the PRESENT SIMPLE and one sentence for the PRESENT CONTINUOUS. Use time expressions when appropriate such as ‘Everyday/ Sometimes/At this moment/Weekly’. Open your class copybook beside you so that you can refer to our classwork and examples!

In total you should have 20 sentences that clearly show that you understand when to use present continuous and when to use present simple.

Verbs:

To Learn/ To Look/ To Live/ To Cry/ To Push/ To Surf/To Wonder/To Ring/ To Talk/ To Hate

Thank you!

Mr Carey

DATES: Cambridge YLE Exams

Dear Parents and Students

The Cambridge YLE Exams are held over two days here at Eurecole.

Monday, 27 May 2019 – ORAL

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 – WRITING, READING, LISTENING

We have been revising together in class and everyone will have completed two mock exams by the end of the week.  However, it is important that you study the Word List Picture Book that has been posted for each exam level.

Keep up the excellent work!

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Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 27 May 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

The 27th of May will be the final day of preparation for the Reading and Writing test of YLE Starters Exam which will be held on the 28th of May.

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For next Monday’s homework, we will be working on Starters flash cards on the following worksheets, copies of which will be given tomorrow, the 21st of May:

STARTERS Vocabulary Exercise

Students should label each image. Further instructions will be given in class.

Thank you,
Ms. B

Mr Carey’s CE2 group – for 27th May

Dear Students,

Your homework this week is in your class textbook Oxford Discover 2.

Please read page 117 (c) on SETTING and ‘A Juice Carton’s Diary’ on pages 117-19.

  1. Underline in blue: 3 x Present Continuous (E.g. I am singing…)
  2. Underline in black: 3 x Irregular Past Simple Tense verbs (E.g. bought/thought)
  3. Answer B and C on page 120 of your textbook.

Good luck!

Mr Carey

CE2 STARTERS Speaking Test — Monday, 27 May 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

To further prepare for the YLE STARTERS Exam, here are some videos taken during the speaking test. You will have your speaking test on Monday, the 27th of May. The exact time of your individual test will be given to you.

Click here to read the examiner comments on Tommaso’s speaking test.

Click here to read the examiner comments on Paolo’s speaking test.

Click here to read the examiner comments on Rebecca’s speaking test.

Good luck,
The English Team

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 20 May 2019

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Congratulations to Lila, the winner of our Poetry Recitation Contest! And a big round of applause for everyone who performed so very well! 👏👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿

On Monday, we will have a YLE Starters mock exam under test conditions, so please bring a pen, a ruler, and a complete set of coloring pens/pencils (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, black, brown and grey).

Here again is the link for the official Starters Wordlist Picture Book so that you may review the vocabulary:

STARTERS Wordlist Picture Book.

For Monday’s homework, please answer the exercises on the following document:

YLE Starters Classroom Activities

Colored copies will be given out on Thursday.

Thank you,
Ms. B

Mr Carey’s CE2 group – for 20th May 2019

Dear Students/Parents,

I hope that you had a great holiday and are ready for a new term! This week in class we will be looking at pollution and natural resources in Unit 11 of  ‘Oxford Discover 2’. For next week’s spelling test please prepare the following words and your ten sentences:

Wood/Smoke/Land/Reduce/Reuse/Recycle/Nature/Natural Resources/Trash/Pollution

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Thank you,

Mr Carey

 

ALL ENGLISH GROUPS — For 6 May 2019

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Exams are over! It is time for a well-deserved break…

POSTCARD PROJECT

For your homework, all English groups from CP to CM will have the same task: send a postcard from where you will spend spring break! Choose a postcard that shows where you are vacationing. (If you are staycationing in Paris, send a postcard of and from Paris!)

Write a message to your teacher and your classmates in English.

CP — Tell us where you are, who you are with, and what you do while on holiday.

CE1 — Write about what you see, hear, feel, taste and touch while on holiday.

CE2 — Write about your holiday experiences using the past tense.

CM — Talk about your experiences using as many descriptive adjectives as possible.

Send your postcard to your English teacher at the school’s address:

EURECOLE
5, rue de Lübeck
75116 Paris

See you on May 6,
The English Team

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English Exams: 15 and 16 April 2019

Dear Students!

We wish you all the best with your studies for the English Exam!

A LITTLE REMINDER:  « Please don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson,  and Albert Einstein!!” 

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We know you can do it! Everyone has worked very hard. We look forward to marking excellent papers!

Best wishes,

THE ENGLISH TEAM

Mr Carey’s CE2 group- Revision Notes for English Exam 2 / 15-16 April 2019

Dear Students,

I heard amazing things about your poetry performance on Friday. Thank you for making me proud!

It’s exam time again, but do not panic! I have a list of revision notes here to help you to revise. If you revise these topics and focus in class this week you will have nothing to worry about.

Get started and good luck!

CE2 Revision Notes for April Contrôle

Thank you

Mr Carey

 

Mrs T CE2 Group – Revision Notes for English Exam 2 / 15-16 April 2019

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REVISION TIME

Dear Students!

English Exam 2 will take place on the 15th and 16th of April. The exam will based on the material we have covered in class. Everything we’ve studied is either in the Family and Friends book, orange notebooks or plastic folders. A review list can be found below:

CE2 Revision for April 2019

We will revise for the test in the week of April 8 – 12, 2019. However, it is your responsibility to study on your own as well. If you have any questions, please ask! Remember the more you revise the easier the exam will be!

Happy studying!

Mrs T

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — Revision Notes for English Exam 2 / 15-16 April 2019

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As announced in Monday’s post, English Exam 2 will take place on the 15th and 16th of April.

CAMBRIDGE GLOBAL ENGLISH 2
Learner’s Book
Activity Book

  • Unit 4 The Big Sky
  • Unit 5 Let’s Count and Measure
  • Unit 6 Bugs: Fact and Fiction

The exam will test vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening comprehension, and writing complete sentences.

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POETRY RECITATION CONTEST

  • In the meantime, keep rehearsing « Messy Room » for this Friday’s Poetry Recitation Contest. Make us see this messy room!Thank you,
    Ms. B

REMINDER: Poetry Competition on Friday, 5 April 2019

Dear Students!

On the Friday, 5th of April, we will have our annual Poetry Competition. You should know your poem by heart. You will recite it in front of the class and a teacher. You will be scored on how well you have memorized (accuracy), interpreted (understanding) and recited (elocution, articulation, physical movements) the poem, as well as overall performance.  A winner for each group will be announced during a special awards ceremony!

You might ask:  How can I best practice my poem? The best way is to practice the poem outloud in front of your family/friends or in front of a mirror.

1) Listen to yourself – speak slowly and loudly, in a relaxed tone of voice and pronounce each word clearly, project your voice so that everyone in the room can hear you.

2) Watch yourself – use good posture, use appropriate body language and gestures, let the listeners « see » the poem.

3) Be confident and have fun – enjoy your poem. When it is your turn say to yourself, « WOW – how exciting! I get to recite this beautiful poem for everyone. I’m going to do my best! » Then walk to the front of the room, introduce yourself, say the name and author of your poem, and off you go!

Happy practicing! We look forward to listening to your recitations on Friday!

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Mr Carey’s CE2 group – for 08th April

Dear Students,

For your homework this week please fill in the following worksheet on irregular simple past tense verbs and some of your recent vocabulary. If you can’t print the sheet for some reason, please write the answers on a sheet of paper, numbering the questions carefully.

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Please also revise your poem for the competition this Friday! Remember to use actions and to perform it with heart. Do your best!

Thank you,

Mr Carey

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 8 April 2019

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For next Monday’s homework, please do pages 70-71 in your Activity Book. This will help you prepare for our new lesson and the upcoming English Exam in mid-April.

POETRY RECITATION CONTEST

The contest is this Friday, the 5th of April! The judges will choose one winner from our class. The children will earn points for how well they memorized and interpreted the poem. Gestures, costumes and props are allowed!

HOMEWORK

Last week’s homework was very easy, and yet only 6 out of 16 students copied the poem and drew what they understood. Parents, please make sure that your child comes to class with this week’s homework done. This has always helped the children learn their lessons and participate when doing our activities.

MATERIALS

Kindly check that your child has all his/her course materials, most especially a blue ballpoint pen. The children are made to be responsible for their things, and when they do not come equipped, our precious time is wasted trying to look for books or pens.

ENGLISH EXAM 2

Our second English Exam will take place on the 15th and 16th of April. The review notes will be posted shortly. You may already start reviewing the lessons in Units 4 to 6.

Thank you,
Ms. B

Mrs T CE2 Group – for 8 April 2019

Dear Students!

Thank you for your excellent work this week! Here is your new homework assignment. Study the words and sentences carefully. Remember to look at the word, cover it and then write it WITHOUT looking! This way you can see if you have really remembered the word! At the end you can test yourself by closing your eyes and spelling the word outloud. Let’s see if you can remember all of the words and sentences correctly this week!

CE2 EFL – Homework 21 – due 8 April

Happy studying!

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Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 1 April 2019

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POETRY RECITATION CONTEST

On the 5th of April, we will have our annual Poetry Recitation Contest. Children should know their poem by heart. They will recite it in front of the class and a. They will be scored on how well they have memorized and interpreted the poem.  A winner for each group will be announced during a special awards ceremony!

This year, our group’s poem is filled with many words about our things, clothes and parts of the house. It’ll help us with our upcoming English Exam, and the Starters Exam, too! To help you learn the poem, copy the poem on the first page of our Poetry Contest Worksheets with your best penmanship, and then draw what you understood on the second page.

*The original poem uses « his ». If you are a boy, write « his », and if you are a girl, write « her » and use the names in parentheses!

Messy Room
by Shel Silverstein

Whosoever room this is should be ashamed!
His/Her underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His/Her raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.
His/Her workbook is wedged in the window,
His/Her sweater’s been thrown on the floor.
His/Her scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his/her pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His/Her books are all jammed in the closet,
His/Her vest has been left in the hall.
A lizard named Ed is asleep in his/her bed,
And his/her smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.
Whosoever room this is should be ashamed!
Donald or Robert or Willie or–
(Donna or Roberta or Millie or–)
Huh? You say it’s mine? Oh, dear,
I knew it looked familiar!

Thank you,
Ms. B

 

Mr Carey’s CE2 Group – For 01st April

Dear Students,

Thank you for completing excellent homework assignments this week! We voted today on your favorite of five poems for the ‘Poetry Competition’ next week and you chose ‘Mirror, Mirror’ by Shel Silverstein.

Your homework for this week is to learn the following poem by heart. We will study the poem in class and write up an ‘informational text’ on the life of the wonderful poet using regular and irregular past simple verbs.

Parents please remember to review your child’s copybook at the weekends!

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Thank you,

Mr Carey

POETRY COMPETITION – 5 APRIL 2019

Dear Parents!

On Friday the 5th of April the yearly poetry competition will take place. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn a poem. More than likely they will remember the poem for many years. Memorization is a key tool to learning a language, and we really appreciate your support in encouraging and helping your child.

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With kind regards,

THE ENGLISH TEAM

Mrs T CE2 Group – for 1 April 2019

Dear Students!

There is a poetry competition on the 5th of April!  The poem you will be reciting is called « Wind on the Hill » by A.A. Milne.  (You’ve already read it once!) We will be looking at the poem in class, but you must also learn it at home.  You should recite the poem by memory for the competition.  I like the poem very much, and I hope you do too! I very much look forward to seeing your beautifully written poems!

CE2 EFL Homework 20 Poetry – Wind On The Hill – A.A. Milne

Happy studying!

Mrs T

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 25 March 2018

Dear Students,

LISTENING TEST

On Monday, the 25th of March, we will have a listening test!

You should know the vocabulary for

  • the sky and shadows
  • times of the day
  • compound words
  • simple past forms of verbs found in the texts

These words are found in Unit 4 of our Learner’s Book and Activity Book. We have been doing the exercises using these words for the past few weeks.

You can bring home your Learner’s Book on Thursday if you wish to review, but you must bring your book back to school on Friday. You will bring home both course books on Friday. Please ask your parents to initial/sign on the pages that have already been done in class. Complete all exercises that you have not been able to do or finish.

Thank you,
Ms. B

Cambridge English Young Learners Exam

Dear CE2, CM1 and CM2 Parents!

This is a reminder to please send a cheque to school with your child if you would like him/her to write the Cambridge Young Learners English Exam.

Although the British Council has not given us the exact dates,  we do know that the exams will be held at the end of May.

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THE ENGLISH TEAM

Mr Carey’s CE2 group – for 25th March 2019

Dear Students,

For next week’s spelling test please practise the following words three times and write ten sentences. Please work with your class copybook beside you so that you can make use of the work we do in class (adjectives/sentence starters/vocabulary/past tense verbs etc).

Clearly number your sentences, skip lines, pay attention to capital letters, full-stops, spellings and write your name on your work. There are no excuses for careless mistakes after many months of practise!

Child/Children/Childhood/Memory/Photograph/Unusual/Cold-hearted/Chatty/Generous/Intelligent

Thank you!

Mr Carey

 

Cambridge English Young Learners Exam

Dear Parents,

Many of your children have a letter and an information sheet in his/her French cahier de correspondance regarding the British Council’s Young Learners Exams. This is a set of three exams (Starters, Movers, Flyers – depending on your child’s age and level of English) designed for primary school children. The exams are created to motivate and encourage young learners to achieve their full potential. The exams are conducted and overseen by members of the British Council. The exams are not compulsory; however, they do provide an excellent opportunity for your child to gain experience writing an exam under very formal and strictly controlled conditions with supervisors they do not know.  Although we will be doing preparation for the exam in school, some work would need to be done at home.

Here is a link providing you with more information:  https://www.britishcouncil.fr/en/exam/cambridge/certificates/yle

With best wishes,

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Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 18 March 2019

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Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back from winter break!

POSTCARD PROJECT

Last call for your winter break postcards! We have already received a lot of postcards showcasing different places here in Paris, in France, and abroad. There is still time to send one if you have not done so!

HOMEWORK

Please do pages 52 to 55 of your Global English 2 Activity Book.

This is based on our lesson this week, notably about measuring, found on pages 64-65 of our Global English 2 Learner’s Book.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Students should come back every Monday with the following in their language bags: a blue pen, a green pen, and all their class materials that were brought home (course book/s, Fun Files or folders, and orange notebooks). We lose precious minutes when a student does not have pens and/or their books. Parents, please sign on the pages of their books. Let’s continue to help and encourage them to come to class prepared!

Thank you,
Ms. B

Mr Carey’s CE2 group – for 18th March

Dear Students,

This week in class we will be discussing and writing about our ‘Winter Holidays’. We will use ‘sentence starters’, new adjectives and regular/irregular past tense verbs to help us.

After looking at ‘Informational Texts’, ‘Historical Fiction’ and ‘Poetry’ recently, today let’s focus on ‘Personal Writing’.  For your homework, please write a paragraph (10-12 lines) about your childhood using the title ‘My Childhood’. Think about your childhood before you pick up a pen. What are your strongest memories? Where were you born? Do you remember an exciting event that occurred?

Below are some ‘sentence starters’ to help you in your writing. Please use some or all of these. Put your class copybook beside you and use it to help you!

Personal Writing Sentence Starters:

I was born in….(when/where?)

As a child I was…(describe yourself using adjectives)

My childhood was…(describe it using adjectives)

At the age of three/six I…(interesting events or memories of childhood)

I remember when….(interesting events or memories of childhood)

I recall the time that…(interesting events or memories of childhood)

In January 2012, I…(interesting events or memories of childhood)

My favourite memory of childhood is when I…

Finally…

Thank you,

Mr Carey

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 11 March 2019

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Dear Students,

As we discussed in class, we are going to do our…

POSTCARD PROJECT!!!

While on holiday, whether here in Paris or in some other part of the world, pick out and send a postcard to the class!

Write about where you are, what you see, eat and do. Use the past tense. (For example: I saw, I ate, I played, etc.)

When we get the postcards, we will read them out in class, and discover the different places our classmates visited during the winter break.

I look forward to receiving your postcards!

Enjoy your winter break,
Ms. B
EURECOLE
5 rue de Lübeck
75116 Paris, France

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Mr Carey’s CE2 group – for 11 March

Dear Students,

Thank you ALL for handing in your homework on time this week. I am delighted that you enjoyed writing about your favorite films and books! Please practise the following words and put them in sentences:

Independent/Brave/Sneaky/Mean/Evil/Adore/Exciting/Intelligent/Entertaining/Favorite

Also revise the following words from previous test as I will include them on your Monday test. You do NOT have to write sentences for these words:

Character/Conflict/Because/Interesting/Exhausting/Gentle/Patient/Cafeteria/Spellings/February

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Enjoy the break!

Mr Carey

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 18 February 2019

Dear Students,

We will continue learning how to say things in the past tense. This week, practice telling each other or your parents what you did yesterday!

For next Monday’s homework, please do the exercises on pages 46-47 of your Global English 2 Activity Book.

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You may bring home your Activity Book this week if you wish to do the homework before the weekend. Just please make sure you come to class with it the next day!

Thank you,
Ms. B

Mr Carey’s CE2 group – For February 18th

Dear Students,

This week we are using adjectives to describe our favorite books and movies in class. Please write a paragraph about your favorite movie or book.

Use your copybook to help you in your writing. Do not tell me all the details of the story, tell me instead how you feel about the story and the characters. For example, do you like the characters? How did you feel after seeing the movie or reading the book? Is the ending of the story satisfactory?

Write a paragraph of 8 – 10 lines on a sheet of paper. Check over your work afterwards in order to get top marks!

Thank you,

Mr Carey

 

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 11 February 2019

SPELLING TEST #6

Dear Students,

Our words for our next spelling test are taken from page 55 of our Global English 2 Learner’s Book.

Here are the verbs in the past tense for Spelling Test #6 on the 11th of February:

  1. watched
  2. used
  3. helped
  4. played
  5. walked
  6. talked to
  7. brushed
  8. climbed
  9. travelled
  10. waved

Bonus: yesterday

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Click on this link for the CE2 Spelling Preparation Sheet.

Please bring your completed spelling preparation sheet on Monday, the 11th of February. One point will be deducted from your spelling test score if you do not submit it, or if it is not written on the sheet given in class or posted above. Remember to use a blue pen, Keep your work neat, and write legibly.

Thank you,
Ms. B

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 4 February 2019

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Dear Students,

What a great Science Day we had together! We even got to talk about KID INVENTORS in the library.

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For next week’s homework, I would like you to think about making your own invention! Write down your idea on the worksheet.

Click here for the the « MY INVENTION » Worksheet..

I’m looking forward to hearing all about your inventions next Monday!

Good luck, Scientists!

Thank you,
Ms. B

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Dear Students,

Exams are over and so we will now go back to our regular schedule of weekly graded activities. Next week’s homework is due on Tuesday as we will be celebrating Science Day on Monday!

Yesterday, we continued working on Unit 4 The Big Sky, so next week’s homework will be pages 40 to 43 of your Cambridge Global English 2 Activity Book.

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Here are pages 48 to 51 of your Learner’s Book  that correspond to the homework.

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Lastly, here are some important reminders:

  • You are responsible for coming to class with your blue and green ballpoint pens, as well as the books you bring home to show your parents on Fridays.
  • Your parents should sign on the pages of work done.
  • Homework should be done at home, and ready for submission on Mondays.

Keep warm and see you on Thursday,
Ms. B

Mr Carey’s CE2 group- for 29th January

Dear Students,

Well done on completing your exam recently. I look forward to getting the results back to you this week. Let’s continue to focus and work hard this term!

For your spelling text prepare the following words and do not forget your ten sentences!

Library/Librarian/Principal/Traffic/Patient/Polite/Creepy/Kind/Adorable/Wise

Thank you!

Eddie

 

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Dear Students!

We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend! Isn’t it a good feeling to know you have finished your English Exam for this term? So many of you studied hard and your results show your efforts! Well done!

Dear Parents!

Thank you for your continued efforts in encouraging and motivating your children. We have seen some excellent exam results.

Don’t forget – there IS homework this week! Homework will be due on Tuesday, 29 January because on Monday we have our « Science Day ». There will be no individual English classes on this day.

The English Team

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — Revision Notes for English Exam / 14 and 15 January 2019

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Dear Parents and Students,

We have accomplished a lot this trimester! Not only have we learned many new words and expressions, but we have also learned how to be better students in class.

 It’s time for all of us to take a little break, and when we get back, we will have one week to review and do practice tests before our first English Exam.

The children have brought home their Global English 2 Learner’s Book and Activity Book, as well as their orange notebook, so they can begin their revisions over the break. Please sign on all the pages of their course materials. Please make sure they are all brought back to school on Monday, the 7th of January 2019.

The English Exam will be on the 14th and 15th of January 2019.

REVISION NOTES

Cambridge Global English 2 Activity Book and Learner’s Book
Units: 1 to 3

Basics
Alphabet : vowels and consonants
Numbers 1 to 20
Ordinal Numbers (first, second, third, fourth)
Colors/Colours
Times of Day
Days of the Week
Months of the Year

Grammar and Writing
Singular and plural nouns: There is / There are
Prepositions of place : between, next to, opposite, behind, between, inside, on, under
Conjunctions: and, but, or
Determiners: all, most, some
Have got + noun
Present simple, especially 3rd person (add -s or -es)
Present continuous: ruels for adding -ing to verbs
Like / Don’t like + verb-ing
Complete sentences: capitalization and punctuation.

Vocabulary and Writing
Books and parts of a book
Classroom objects
Clothes
Extended members of the family
Neighbors/Neighbours
Places in the Community
Places in the World
Jobs
Shops
Action words/Verbs
Parts of the body
Feelings
Picture Dictionary : pages 133 to 143

Reading and Listening Comprehension
Follow instructions
Read/Listen and draw/color
Find answers in a text

Enjoy the holidays and we’ll go over all these together when we go back to school!

Wishing you all the best of the season,
Ms. B

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Mr Carey’s CE2 Group-Revision Notes

Dear Students/Parents,

It’s nearly Christmas already and I am sure you all have great plans for the season. I promise you that the revision for your exams in January is not too strenuous! Please look over the following subjects in your class copybook:

-Capital Letters

-Cause and Effect

-My favorite/least favorite part of the story

-Simple Past Tense (Regular)

In your textbook Oxford Discover 2:

P15/Compound Words

P29/Cause and Effect

P37/Cause and Effect (continued)

P49/Main Idea and Details

P73/Simple Past Irregular Verbs (D and E)

Be familiar with the ‘Informational’ style of text (‘Then and Now’/P49-51) and the ‘Historical Fiction’ style of text (‘Tell Me a Story, Grandpa’/P57-59) as you will get a comprehension in one of these styles in your exam and will have to answer questions. Write down any questions or problems you have and we can address them in January when we return. We will have a week of revision in class. Thanks for your hard work this term and for getting your homework in every week!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Mr Carey

Mrs Tovstiga CE2 Group – Revision notes for English Exam 1

Dear Students!

Here are your revision notes to help you study for the English Exam 1 on the 14th and 15th of January, 2019.  The revision notes are to help you with your independent studies. Although we will be reviewing in the week of January 7 – 11, 2019, it would be good for you to study at home.  Remember:  the more you study, the easier it will be to write the exam.

CE2 Revision for January 2019

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Mrs Tovstiga

High Frequency Words: A Spelling Aid for Students of English

Image result for spellingDear Parents/Students,

Please find attached a list of high-frequency words or ‘common’ words in English. These are words that are used every day in writing and speaking. All students of English would benefit greatly from knowing how to say and spell this list of words. Although many of the words may seem too simple to warrant extra attention, it is our experience in correcting your child’s written work that these small words often pose greater problems than the more ‘difficult’ words.

This is an optional download for parents and students. This is NOT a homework exercise and will not be graded or corrected by the English team. It is simply offered as a learning aid for your children to use at home, should you wish to use it. We advise that your child works through the list of words in their own time, practising the spelling and reading of these words. Perhaps you can incorporate five words into their study sessions? Or ten words at the weekend? It will benefit their writing, build on their confidence and improve their grades in school tests.

HFWs for spellings

Thank you,

The English Team

 

Mr Carey’s CE2 Group- For 17th December 2018

Dear Students,

Please read the story ‘Bandar, the Greedy Monkey’ on pages 77/78 and 79 of your textbook. Then answer the following questions on a sheet of paper only.

Q1) What is your favorite part of the story? Explain why! (Note: Question is in the present tense!)

Q2) Where did Bandar live? (past tense)

Q3) Explain why was everyone was angry in the town. (past tense)

Q4) Describe Bandar the monkey in 3 sentences. What kind of personality does he have? Use interesting adjectives in your answer! (present tense)

Thank you,

Mr Carey

Revision Notes for English Exam — 14 and 15 January 2019

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Your English teacher will be posting a revision outline before the holidays. Please read it carefully and start revising! The more time you put into revision work, the easier it will be when you take your exam. Your efforts will be rewarded with a better mark!

Happy studying!

The ENGLISH Team

Mr Carey’s CE2 class- For 10th December

Dear Students,

For next weeks spelling test please study the following words carefully (don’t just copy; cover and learn by heart)! Write an interesting sentence for each word on a sheet of paper and remember:

1)Do not start a sentence with ‘Because’ or ‘And’.

2) If you want to get top marks, read over your work carefully afterwards. Learn from last week’s errors. You can do it!

Spellings:

Healthy/Dirty/Crowded/Travel/Different/Island/Boat/Horse/Poor/Arrive

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Thank You,

Mr Carey

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 10 December 2018

VOCABULARY / WRITING

Dear Students,

For next Monday’s homework, please draw four jobs and write two sentences about each one of them. Here are two examples:

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I will be giving you the worksheets in class, but if you need to print it out again, click on the link below:

What can you be when you grow up?

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On page 140 of our Global English 2 Learner’s Book, you have a list of jobs in the Picture Dictionary to help you do the homework.

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I can’t wait to see which jobs you choose for this activity!

Thank you,

Ms. B

 

 

 

Mr Carey’s CE 2 Group – For December 03rd 2018

Dear Students,

This week on a sheet of paper please:

  1. Write down six regular past simple verbs (-ed) from the informational text ‘Then and Now’ (pages 50/51of your textbook).
  2. Write down the ‘infinitive’ (name/ ‘to_______) of your six verbs from the same text.
  3. Write down four sentences to show what you did last night. Interesting sentences get better marks! (Use past simple regular verbs only)
  4. Write four sentences to show what you did last Christmas! (Use past simple regular verbs only)
  5. Check over your work twice to get top marks. No excuses for misusing capital letters or forgetting full-stops!

Thank you!

Mr Carey

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 3 December 2018

SPELLING TEST #5

Dear Students,

Our words for our next spelling test are taken from pages 22 and 23 of our Global English 2 Activity Book.

Here are the words for Spelling Test #5 on the 3rd of December:

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  1. school
  2. library
  3. fire station
  4. computer shop
  5. clothes shop
  6. between
  7. next to
  8. opposite
  9. turn left
  10. turn right

Bonus: Go straight ahead.

You should also know how to spell these common/frequently used words that we have seen in class:

  • There is / There are
  • the, my, your
  • colors / colours

Click on this link for the CE2 Spelling Preparation Sheet.

Please bring your completed spelling preparation sheet on Monday, the 3rd of December. One point will be deducted from your spelling test score if you do not submit it, or if it is not written on the sheet given in class or posted above. Remember to use a blue pen, Keep your work neat, and write legibly.

Thank you,

Ms. B

P. S. We looked at photos of different libraries in class, so that we could see the difference between library (English) and librairie (French). Here are some links to see some of the most beautiful libraries in Paris:

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/france/paris/articles/the-10-most-beautiful-libraries-in-paris/

http://www.blog.welcome2france.com/10-of-the-most-beautiful-libraries-in-paris/

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LIBRARY: Bibliothèque Nationale de France Site Richelieu, Paris 2

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BOOK SHOP (librairie in French): Shakespeare and Company, Paris 5

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https://shakespeareandcompany.com

Mr Carey’s CE2 group – For Nov 19th

Dear Students,

Well done on everybody for working hard and completing their homework on time this week!

For next week please read A and answer B on page 48 of your textbook.  On page 49 read C carefully and answer the box in pink.  Follow the example given in the green box. Everybody should get top marks in these exercises!

NB: ALL ANSWERS TO BE WRITTEN DIRECTLY INTO YOUR TEXTBOOK.

Summary: Textbook Oxford Discover 2/ Page 48 A and B. Page 49 C.

Thanks and keep working hard!

Mr Carey

Ms. B’s CE2 Group — For 19 November 2018

LISTENING / READING & WRITING TEST

Dear Students,

On Monday, the 19th of November, we will have a listening  test!

You should know the vocabulary for

  • members of the family
  • your neighborhood/where you live
  • jobs that end in -er.

These words are found in Unit 2 of our Learner’s Book and Activity Book. We have been doing the exercises using these words for the past few weeks.

You can bring home your Learner’s Book on Tuesday if you wish to review, but you must bring your book back to school on Thursday. You will bring home both course books on Friday. Please ask your parents to initial/sign on the pages that have already been done in class. Complete all exercises that you have not been able to do or finish.

Thank you,

Ms. B