Presentation on theme: "Bienvenue à la classe de Français M adame Tasse (Cupps) La salle de classe 1412 Lebanon High School."— Presentation transcript:
Bienvenue à la classe de Français M adame Tasse (Cupps) La salle de classe 1412 Lebanon High School
Madame Tasse’s Recipe for success: Arrive to class on time, alert and prepared Start the “La Clochette” Immediately Raise hand often to participate (in French) and ask questions Do homework every night to the best of your ability (incomplete homework = 0 points) Study vocabulary at least 10-15 minutes each day. Daily study will prepare you for quizzes or tests
Materials you will need EVERYDAY in class: 3-ring binder Four dividers Paper Pencils/Pens Textbook/Activity Book French/English Dictionary or online access* * At home use only
but DON’T STEAL !!! BUT WHAT IF I FORGET SOMETHING? Beg…. Borrow….
RULES and CONSEQUENCES RESPECT: people, place, things, ideas LISTEN and BE ON TASK BE PREPARED 1 st infraction= warning 2 nd = loss of participation points 3 rd = detention & phone call home 4 th = referral to the principal
Typical day La Clochette Review Homework Learn new concept Practice new concept Start Homework HELPFUL HINT #1 Take them seriously! One La Clochette each week will be graded as a pop quiz! HELPFUL HINT #2 Homework must be COMPLETELY finished to receive points. If one part is left blank it is a ZERO! HELPFUL HINT #3 TAKE NOTES!!!!!!! If I write it on the board, you should write it in your notes! HELPFUL HINT #4 This is a great time to earn participation points. So, be on task and SPEAK FRENCH! HELPFUL HINT #5 I GIVE you the last few minutes so that if you don’t understand you can ask questions. Remember Hint #2!
Grade System Combination of the following grades: Tests/Quizzes40% Homework40% Participation20% Final Project Grading Scale: 92-100 A 83-91B 74-82C 65-73D 0-64F
Participation Each time a student participates in French, he/she will receive one participation point. Speaking in English (or ANY other language) is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and will result in the loss of participation points. Every week each student’s points are added together and converted to a grade based on the class average for participation. Grades reflect the students’ frequency and ability to speak French in class.
Why is it so important for us to speak only French in class? When you were a baby and first learned English, did your mommy speak to you in Japanese? Your brain naturally follows the path of least resistance and will not hear French if English is also floating around the classroom. FRENCH is AWESOME!!!
Another note on homework: Homework assignments are checked or collected at the beginning of class each day. If I catch you working on homework when you should be working on the La Clochette you will receive a ZERO for BOTH assignments. NO LATE homework will be accepted (even if it is finished and in your locker or at home). Repeated failure to turn in homework assignments will result in a parent phone call. Copying someone else’s homework is CHEATING. You and the person whose work your copied will each earn a zero.
What to do if you are absent… Check my website for homework and assignments. There is 1:1 ratio for make up days. Therefore, if you missed one day, all work must be turned in one day after you return. Upon returning check your folder for any worksheets or handouts that were not available on the website. Copy any notes missed during your absence from a friend or the website. Schedule an appointment to make up any tests or quizzes within 2 days. You must take them within the appropriate time (1:1 ratio). You will receive a zero for the test or quiz that is not made up. Make up work is your PERSONAL responsibility!
BRAVO! When you do a good job in French class you could receive: Warrior rewards Positive phone calls or emails home Oral praise
Quelques Phrases Importantes! Puis-je parler en anglais? Can I speak in English? J’ai une question. I have a question. Je ne comprends pas. I don’t understand. Puis-je aller aux toilettes? Can I go to the bathroom?
Madame TasseMadame Tasse Cupps.firstname.lastname@example.org Web page: www.lebanon.k12.oh.uswww.lebanon.k12.oh.us Our schools High School Teacher Web Pages My name Your class Work Phone: 513-934-5126
C'est en forgeant qu'on devient forgeron ! (Practice makes perfect!)