Practice is absolutely necessary for success in a world language. Homework provides essential opportunities to practice outside of the classroom. Expect frequent (3-4 times per week) homework assignments. Homework is not optional and completing it on time is important for the pace of the class. Late and incomplete assignments are not accepted.


If you miss a class due to an excused absence, it is your responsibility to find out what material you missed. Assignments are posted daily on the class website. You will have the same number of days as your absence to make up the missed assignment(s), and it is your responsibility to turn in the assignment by this revised due date. Mise en train (warm-ups) make-up assignments will be posted only on the website. If you miss a test or quiz, you must make arrangements immediately to make it up before or after school.


Assignment list updated: 15 June


Défilé de mode: projet

Date limite: lundi, 8 juin (There are two groups who will be presenting on different dates.)

You will have in-class workdays on Friday, 29 May and Monday, 1 June.  You will be expected to present on the due date, regardless of absences.

Lost your rubric and project description?  Print out another copy from here.


Date Assigned Assignment Due Date
mercredi, 4 février Page 169, activité 4. Also include what activities these two people do. Write a minimum of 50 words total. jeudi, 5 février
jeudi, 5 février After reading the penpal letter on p. 130, write your own penpal letter. You must include: the date, an appropriate greeting and closing, description of yourself (personality and physical description), description of your family, activities your participate in, your friends, questions for your penpal, etc. Write a minimum of 100 words. You will not automatically receive full credit if you complete this assignment; instead, it will be graded based on how well you write your letter.
mercredi, 18 février
mardi, 17 février Page 164, activité 5 et page 165, activité 7.
mercredi, 18 février
jeudi, 19 février Practice and learn the new vocabulary from today's class. If you were absent, it's important that you copy someone's notes. You can find some of the vocabulary on page 140, but most of it is not in the book.
vendredi, 20 février
lundi, 23 février Est-ce que tu étudies le vocabulaire pour les objets à la maison? Expect a test sometime soon over: describing people's appearances & personalities, describing objects and where they are.
toute la semaine
mardi, 24 février Période 3: page 146, act. 13 et 14.
mercredi, 25 février
mercredi, 25 février Période 4: page 146, act. 13 et 14.
vendredi, 27 février
vendredi, 27 février Revise your original penpal letter. Make sure that you have included all of the requirements and met the minimum word count. Also, convince me that this is a letter (and not a homework assignment). Remember that you will earn points for the quality of your work - not simply whether it's done or not - and it will be worth 3-4 normal homework assignments. lundi, 2 mars
mercredi, 4 mars
Learn avoir! You need to be able to conjugate avoir flawlessly to earn homework points.
jeudi, 5 mars
mardi, 3 mars

Study guide for Friday's test.  It must cover the following:

  • descriptions (p.138-9, 163-5 + your notes)
  • verbs: être, avoir, marcher
  • objects (p. 140, 142 + your notes): includes transportation, electronics & everyday/classroom objects
  • location words (p. 144)
  • il y a (p. 144)
vendredi, 6 mars
jeudi, 12 mars
Page 154, activité 10 et page 156, activité 14.  En phrases complètes, bien sûr! vendredi, 13 mars
vendredi, 13 mars
We started learning les couleurs in class today.  Check out the PowerPoint here to catch up or to practice your colors!
en classe
mardi, 17 mars
Etudiez les couleurs (masculin et féminin).  Lisez "Note Culturelle: Les Français et l'auto" à la page 171 si vous étiez absent. toute la semaine
mardi, 17 mars

Page 159, activité 4 et page 173, activité 3.  (Yes, you must list all of the objects for p. 159.  Also try to include colors, sizes and other descriptions.)

If you missed class Wednesday or Thursday, be sure to copy the notes from a classmate about BAGS.

vendredi, 20 mars
vendredi, 20 mars

Pas de devoirs!

lundi, 23 mars
lundi, 23 mars

Page 157, activité 15 "Questions personnelles": Ecrivez en phrases complètes avec beaucoup de détails!

Page 175, activité 6.

mardi, 24 mars
jeudi, 26 mars
Etudiez le vocabulaire à la page 191.  (If you were gone, please copy someone's notes and spend extra time practicing and memorizing the new vocabulary.) vendredi, 27 mars
vendredi, 27 mars

Etudiez le vocabulaire à la page 191 et 192.

Draw and label "un plan de ton quartier" (a map of your neighborhood).  Include:

  • streets and their names (en français!)
  • your house
  • at least 6 different places (use p. 191 vocab)

This map does not need to be to scale.  You many to create/invent some things if you live far from town.

Période 3:  Along with your map, write a description of your town and your neighborhood.  Use a variety of vocabulary for descriptions and places.  Write a minimum of 75 words.  (Period 4: This will be your homework for Monday night, so I encourage you to start on it!)

lundi, 30 mars
mardi, 31 mars

Période 4: Write a description of your town and your neighborhood. Use a variety of vocabulary for descriptions and places. Write a minimum of 75 words.

jeudi, 2 avril
vendredi, 3 avril (en classe)

Ta maison de rêve!  In class, we designed and drew our dream homes.  This will not be a graded assignment; however, we will use the drawings for activities in class after spring break.  Please draw and label all of the rooms and features of your dream house - en français, bien sûr!

lundi, 13 avril

lundi, 13 avril

mardi, 14 avril

Ta maison de rêve! Each person will present his or her maison de rêve to the class.  Be prepared to show your floorplan/drawing and to describe the house.  This does not need to be memorized, but it cannot be read.  You may jot down a few bullet points to remind you want you would like to say.  (This will be speaking practice for Thursday's oral test!)

mercredi, 15 avril

jeudi, 16 avril

Learn/memorize the new verb aller on page 200.  Be ready to conjugate it at the beginning of class on Monday.  Make sure you know it perfectly to earn full credit for this homework assignment.

Make sure to check the "Mise en Train" website. You will need to make up several in-class activities if you were absent today.

lundi, 20 avril

lundi, 20 avril

mardi, 21 avril

Write 12 original sentences using:

  • a variety of people (e.g. je, mon copain, mes amis et moi, etc.)
  • à + a variety of vocab for places
Par exemple: Je vais à l'école.     You can make some sentences negative too!
mercredi, 22 avril
mercredi, 22 avril Page 203, activités 2 et 6.  Ecrivez les questions et les réponses pour activité 2.

jeudi, 23 avril (période 3)

vendredi, 24 avril (période 4)

jeudi, 23 avril (période 3)

vendredi, 24 avril (période 4)

Période 3: Page 205, activité 9 et page 206, activité 10.

lundi, 27 avril

samedi, 25 avril

Nous allons à Paris! Using your partner sheetm research each of the 10 Parisian monuments.  In a paragraph for each, explain: What is it? What do you find interesting about it? Would it be on your "must-see" list if you were visiting Paris? Why or why not? This should be done in English, in complete sentences and in your own words.  Copying and pasting from the Internet is not acceptable and will receive no credit.

In case you have lost your partner sheet, these are the 10 monuments: Le Centre Pompidou, la Tour Eiffel, le Louvre, le Musée d'Orsay, les Champs-Elysées, Notre Dame, la Sorbonne, le Sacré-Coeur, l'Arc de Triompe, l'Opéra.

This assignment must be typed and emailed to me by the beginning of class on the due date.  Technology often fails - do not wait until the last minute!

Email to

lundi, 4 mai

lundi, 27 avril

Période 4: Page 205, activité 9 et page 206, activité 10.

mardi, 28 avril

lundi, 27 avril Page 204, activité 7. En phrases complètes avec beaucoup de détails!

mercredi, 29 avril

mardi, 5 mai Page 218, activité 3 et page 219, activité 4.

mercredi, 6 mai

jeudi, 7 mai

Ecrivez une réponse à votre nouveau correspondant!  If you were absent, please see me for your penpal letter.  Your response must:

  • include the date, heading and closing
  • be written neatly on a separate sheet of paper
  • answer any questions asked in the original letter
  • be at least 150 words!

vendredi, 8 mai

jeudi, 14 mai

Page 222-3 activité 2 et page 225 activité 6. En phrases complètes, bien sûr!

vendredi, 15 mai

vendredi, 15 mai Petite feuille de travail: les adjectifs possessifs!  (If you were absent, please see me for a copy of the worksheet.)

lundi, 18 mai

mardi, 26 mai Describe and give your opinion about 10 different clothing items and/or accessories found in the yellow boxes on pages 248-251 in your book.  Ecrivez en phrases complètes, bien sûr!

mercredi, 27 mai

vendredi, 29 mai Page 260, activité 4 et page 271, activité 7.

mardi, 2 juin

mardi, 2 juin
Etudiez les nouveaux verbes -ir et leurs conjugaisons à la page 268. Add these verbs to your notes as well: rougir, blanchir, brunir, jaunir, grandir.

toute la semaine

mercredi, 3 juin
Page 269, activité 3.  Ecrivez en phrases complètes et donnez beaucoup de détails.

jeudi, 4 juin

lundi, 8 juin

Petite feuille de travail.  If you have lost your mini-worksheet, here are the questions:

Directions:  Answer the following questions in complete sentences.  You must include all of the verbs in parentheses in your answers.
1.    En général, comment es-tu en classe et à l’école? (répondre à, finir, réussir)
2.    Toi et ta famille, qu’est-ce que vous faites en vacances?  (visiter, rendre visite à, voyager)
3.    Aimes-tu faire du shopping?  Où vas-tu quand tu fais du shopping? (choisir, acheter, porter)

mardi, 9 juin

mardi, 9 juin

Période 4: page 310-311, activité 3 et page 313, activité 9.

mercredi, 10 juin

mercredi, 10 juin

Période 3: page 310-311, activité 3 et page 313, activité 9.

jeudi, 11 juin

jeudi, 11 juin

Vos derniers devoirs! Ouais!

Page 281, activité 11 et page 321, activité 4.

vendredi, 12 juin

lundi, 15 juin

Please check the Mise en train page for today's activities in class. Merci!

en classe

What should you be doing to prepare for your final exam?

Your final exam will cover vocabulary, grammar and concepts from the entire year; however, it will focus on the most recent concepts and give you an opportunity to put together everything that you have learned in French 1.  Please expect listening, reading and writing sections.

I recommend that you begin to study with your notes and study guides that you have made throughout the school year. 

Can you…

  • …write about what you do (present), what you did (past) and what you are going to do (future using aller)?
  • …discuss what you want to do, can do and would like to do?
  • …describe what you look like, your age, your birthday and your personality?
  • …describe your family and friends in detail?
  • …ask and answer questions with a variety of question words (what, when, where, with whom, etc.)?

Key concepts:

  • Regular -er, -ir and -re verbs: meanings & conjugations (p. 108, 110, 268, 280)
  • Irregular verbs: être, avoir, faire (including expressions using faire), venir, mettre and aller (p. 98, 124, 150, 200)
  • Le passé composé of -er, -ir and -re verbs (p. 309, 312, 321)
  • Question words/expressions (p. 120-123, 261)
  • à + le/la/les (p. 202) and de + le/la/les (p. 213)
  • adjectives: colors, personality traits, appearance, etc. (p. 139, 163-16, 172-173, 252, 269, 270)
  • La négation: negative sentences (p. 102, 154, 312)
  • Use of un/une/des, le/la/les, mon/ma/mes, etc. (p. 151-153, 224-226)
  • Review vocabulary in the yellow and green boxes throughout the lessons we have covered this year.