French Heads Into Week Four

July 15, 2019

Language: French

Location: Saint Michael’s College

What the French Academy did today: It’s officially the start of our last week here at SMC. Spanish students had a jam-packed weekend of Bastille Day celebrations. On Saturday, French had a joint Alsace-Lorraine dance with the German Academy. On Sunday, French students stormed the Bastille, overthrew the monarchy (played by staff members!), and celebrated with songs and cake.  This week, students will take their STAMP tests again to assess their language progress. Here’s a look at the can-do statements for the week: 

Level One’s themes of the week are events and directions. Their goals include: “I can read and understand maps from the target culture(s) and my own,” and “I can give simple directions by using basic directions and mentioning distance.”

Level Two is focused on maps and the environment, with can do statements including: “I can identify and name a variety of countries and languages in the world,” and “I can describe basic steps to help solve an environmental problem in the target country/countries and the US.” 

Level Three is learning about the environment and world events. Their can do statements include, “I can describe the geography and natural resources of the target country/countries,” and “I can explain one to three rules, policies, or laws that exist in a target country to protect its environment.” 

Level Four is exploring social issues and solutions. Their goals include: “I can summarize stories about issues that are important to youth in target country/countries, and their aspirations for the future,” and “I can compare the social issues in the target culture and my own.” 

Today’s Schedule

7:30 am—Breakfast

9:00 am—Assembly

9:30 am—Class Block 1/break

10:30 am—Class Block 2/break

11:30 am—Class Block 3

12:30 pm—Lunch

1:30 pm—Cultural Exploration

3:45 pm—Activities/Exercise/Free time

5:30 pm—Dinner & Free Time

7:30 pm—Evening Activities

8:30—Evening Assembly

9:15 pm—Hall Meeting

10:30 pm—Lights out

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