Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day of Epiphany in French 3

It was ironic that I was asked into Mrs. Price's French 3 Class today, the day that many in Europe celebrate as The Day of Epiphany. It seems like the start of the New Year is a time where we all hope for epiphanies. While the focus for many who celebrate the day in Europe is the Christian significance of the holiday, we focused on a non-religious aspect the Epiphany Cake and the good luck we all hope to have in the New Year. While I was not the one who received the good luck trinket in my piece of cake, I cannot complain since my good fortune was getting the chance to interact with Mrs. Price and her students.

During the class, we all shared a great conversation on where we hope to head as a school and some of the changes we would like to see. My thanks go to the students who were my interpreters for me as the class is conducted entirely in French!

As tends to be the case with me, I couldn't help getting into a conversation about technology and things we hope to see around BHS. I promised the class this link to a great new blog written by Madame Bewell, a French Teacher in the UK that I was introduced to through a member of my PLN (Personal Learning Network) on Twitter. The blog is All Saints Learning Blog and Mrs. Price asked her students to visit the blog for homework and leave a comment.

Thanks to Shelly Terrell from my PLN for the great resource! Please let me know if you have any great resources to share.

14 comments:

  1. Giovanna FernandesJanuary 7, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Hey, Mr. Larkin. Thanks for posting the other blog, it's a great website. =)
    Thats also a very good picture of our class.

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  2. Merci bien, Monsieur Larkin, for coming to our class yesterday. We're up in the language lab working on the French site which you gave to us. We viewed a sophomore in French class celebrating the " Fete des Rois " , or the Epiphany Day celebration. I left a comment in French. Thank you so much for supporting French. Vive le francais a BHS !!!!

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  3. Mr.Larkin,
    thank you for coming to our class yesterday. It was a joy to have you in thre and express your views on what direction you think our school should go. I Completely agree, and cant wait to see the progress made at BHS

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  4. HI mr Larkin!
    Thanks for coming to visit during our french class yesterday! we all enjoyed speaking with you about the future and i am looking forward to my next two year of highschool and all of the improvements with which the school will be filled. I hope you enjoyed our French class and we would love for you to visit again soon.

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  5. thank you monsier larkin. i think e website 9is awesome. we saw other french students celebratin e day of Epiphnay.

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  6. Hi Mr.Larkin!

    our french class today visited your blog and we also looked at the All Saints Learning Blog, which we thank you for giving us a link to. It was really cool to see another class in a whole different company learning the same stuff we are. Also, reading your blog was a treat as well. Thank you for your time yesterday, i know we all enjoyed it and reading about it again made it all the better. Hope this French blog grows along with your main blog!
    -Kavya Makam [a student of French 3]

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  7. Mr. Larkin thank you for visiting our class i really enjoyed you being there and hearing your views on where our school is heading with technology.

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  8. Merci M. Larkin, it was really nice to be able to voice some of our questions and ideas to you in person and we appreciate how you took time out of your day to visit our class and share with us All Saints Day. Again, merci.

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  9. Mr. Larkin.
    During class today, we visited the All Saints blog at the language lab. It was interesting, for one thing, to see a class internationally learning a mutual foreign language. My peers and I could recognize words and grammar lessons. The teacher is extremely enthusiastic. Thank you for visiting our class and supporting French in the school.

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  10. Thanks Mr. Larkin,
    The french blog was cool. We are looking at it in class right now, she has all of her students work posted on the site. It was interesting to see what they're doing over in the UK. Thanks for coming to class yesterday! It was awesome to hear about all of the new things that are coming to BHS!!

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  11. Hey Larkin, I like the french website that you showed us. Also thank you for visting our class yesterday. I hope you like the cake that Lexi baked. -Merci :)

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  12. by the way, the comment above talking about a "mutual foreign language" and a enthusiastic teacher is mine...Futaba Shioda's. thanks.

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  13. Mr Larkin,
    The "All Saints School" French blog was a very nice finding. I feel it could potentially help my french improve if I were to use it often, which I most likely won't to be completely honest. It was very helpful to see what other french classes were doing though. It was a very "wack (AMAZING!!!)" (direct quote from website) blog. Thank you for posting the link to this blog.

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  14. wow amazing article and picture is too good and thanks for sharing this article with us...

    Valentines day sms

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