Grade 3 dictée – lundi le 4 novembre

Grade 3:



Dictée # 2: lundi le 4 novembre



  1. Spell the word in French.
  2. Translate the word into English (no marks for spelling).
  3. Spell the word in French and translate into English.



  1. la colle- the glue
  2. le casier – the locker
  3. les ciseaux- the scissors
  4. le pupitre – the student’s desk
  5. le bureau- the teacher’s desk/the office
  6. la poubelle – the garbage can

French play

Dear parents,

There have been a few changes to our annual French plays. This year, the Grade 3 class will be performing their plays in front of the ADK class instead of the school wide presentations of years past. As part of this week’s Plan de Travail, there is a slip of paper for the students to rank their top 3 roles in order. We have also changed to a different play called “Les animaux du Bayou”

All the best,


French suggestions

Hello everyone,

I have recently had a few emails asking how to incorporate French in the home. I have put together a list of a few suggestions.

1. Duolingo: You can create an account at home using your email or your child’s email. I think that students will enjoy playing these games, especially because they keep track of points and you can move up different levels.
2. Quia French: Similar to Duolingo, but this site is full of different French games that are made by users of the site. The search function can help you find familiar themes (fruits, clothing, animals..)
3. French books: Any public library will have lots of great French books, but I find that the Carlingwood library selection is probably the best that I have seen so far. In particular, there is a series called “Escalire” that has lots of age appropriate books. They rank them according to different letters, you would probably want something around level F-I.
4. Movies/ Shows in French: Netflix has a good bit of family movies and shows that can be watched in French. You could always also have him/her watch in French, but place the subtitles in English.
5. French radio: There are a few stations that I listen to with the news or music in French, perhaps one day a week can be devoted to French radio while in the car.
6. French board games: There are some great board games in French, some that we have played in class. One particularly good game is a board game called ‘Mont a Mots’. Very easy to play, and there is a large focus on vocabulary. Unfortunately the French store where I shopped on Donald street recently closed, however, there is one in the Byward Market called ‘Librairie du Soleil’.
7. Complete French Smart: This book can be purchased at Chapters and sometimes is also available at Costco. I’d recommend the Grade 4 version. It is basically a summary of all the main grammar/themes that tend to be introduced at a Grade 4 level. I’ve included a link here.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
All the best.

Les mots pour vendredi

Dictéevendredi le 8 février: 

janvier – January 

février – February 

mars –  March 

avril – April 

mai – May 

juin – June 

l’été – the summer 

l’hiver – the winter

Installing Hebrew/French on your computer keyboard

Hi everyone,

This was originally put together for French, but the same rules apply to adding French, of course simply choosing the French options instead of Hebrew. Thank you to Josh Max for putting it together.

Installing Hebrew keyboard on iPad or iPhone:
  • Go to Settings –> General –> Keyboard –> Keyboards
  • Click “Add new Keyboard…”
  • Scroll down and select “Hebrew”
  • That’s it!  To use the keyboard:
    • When typing select the globe icon in the bottom-left corner of the English keyboard.
    • Push and hold the globe icon and you will be able to select the Hebrew keyboard.
    • To switch back to English, simply push and hold the icon again and select “English” .
    • If you want the nikkud/vowels push and hold on the Hebrew keyboard character and select the what you need.
Installing Hebrew keyboard on Mac
  • Go to Apple menu > System Preferences.
  • Click Language & Text, and then click Input Sources.
  • Select “Hebrew” ( or Ivrit).
  • Be sure to check the “Keyboard and Character Viewer” box as well.
  • At the bottom, select the “Show Input menu in menu bar” checkbox.’
  • To use the keyboard:  At the top-right of your screen, you should now see the Input Menu. Click on the “U.S. Flag” option, and choose “Hebrew/ Israeli flag”.
    • You should now be typing in hebrew
    • To switch back just click and choose the US Flag
    • You may also want to choose “Show Keyboard Viewer” from this menu to see what characters match each key in this keyboard layout.
Installing Hebrew keyboard on Windows

  • First, activate the hebrew keyboard through the Control Panel:
    • Click on the Start button > Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language.
    • Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change keyboards.
    • Under Installed services, click Add.
    • Double-click Hebrew/Ivrit, double-click “Keyboard,” and select the options you want. Then click OK.
  • Next, turn on the Language Bar:
    • While you still have the “Text Services and Input Languages” window open (or open again following steps 1-2 above), click on the Language Bar tab.
    • Make sure the “Docked in the taskbar” option is selected. Click OK to close all control panel windows open.
    • Use the Language Bar to select which language you want to type in:
    • The Language Bar should now appear in the lower-right corner of your computer screen.
    • Click on the language abbreviation – ENG or HEB/ענר – then select the language you want from the menu.
    • You can also use the keyboard shortcut ‘windows key + spacebar’ to quickly switch back and forth.
  • To see what characters are associated with each key:
    • Click the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access. (In Windows XP, it’s called Accessibility.)
    • Then click On-Screen Keyboard to open the On-Screen Keyboard.
    • The On-Screen Keyboard will show you what letters are associated with each key. You can type the letters with your keyboard, or you can click on the letters on the screen.  When you press/click Shift, Ctrl, Alt, etc., you’ll see what new characters can be typed by using these combination keys.


 vendredi le 9 novembre : La dictée

  • Please note that days of the week are not capitalized in French. 


  1. Spell the word in French. 
  2. Translate the word into English. 
  3. Do both ! 


  1. lundi  – Monday 
  2. mardi – Tuesday 
  3. mercredi – Wednesday 
  4. jeudi – Thursday 
  5. vendredi – Friday 
  6. samedi – Saturday 
  7. dimanche – Sunday