La semaine de la Francophonie

La semaine de la Francophonie: Grade 4

We have been celebrating this special week in a variety of ways in our Grades 3 and 4 French classes:


We used the dix mots de la semaine de la Francophonie in order to play this interactive game. The purpose of the game is to come up with a fake but believable definition for these tricky French words. Points are given if your team can guess the correct definition of the word, additional points are given for each team that chooses your fake answer. We learned the meaning of a few challenging French words.

  • année-lumière
  • déjà-vu
  • lambiner
  • tic-tac
  • synchrone
  • plus-que-parfait
  • dare-dare
  • rythmer
  • avant-jour
  • hivernage

Scattergories: Grade 3

Students were paired in groups of 3 or 4 students. Each round was timed at 4 minutes. The purpose of this game is to come up with as many French words as possible over the round. The category would change after 4 minutes. A point is given for each correct answer. The rounds would cover different themes and units that we have learned this year including; the community, school, animals and a special round including all things Franco-Fête.

Grammar Jeopardy: Grade 3

On Wednesday, we played a game of French grammar Jeopardy. It was boys vs. girls with the different categories including the different verbs learned during the year as well as some questions about some of our recent units. The questions had a few different elements including some conjugation, translation and creating small sentences with the verbs.

Conversations de classe: Grades 3 and 4;

Students were given the role of either a host or a guest. The hosts would remain in the station while guests would rotate in order to visit 3 different hosts. The purpose of this activity was to have the students speak to each other in French using some of their own previously made work. Students in Grade 4 were sharing several of their favourite sentences from their upcoming Sports presentations. After two minutes, the speakers would rotate and every 4 minutes our guests would visit a new host.

Students in Grade 3 completed the same activity, but they used the sentences created with the two verbs that we have recently learned être and avoir. In order to promote a casual atmosphere, students enjoyed some orange juice and potato chips while sharing their work.

Reading Buddies: Grades 3 and 4

Students from Grades 3 and 4 were paired into small groups in order to read to each other in French. Grade 4 read parts of their French library books as well as as a few highlights from their province and territory books.  Grade 3 then had a chance to read to their older friends, they used their favourite Escalire homework books.

Song mix and match: Grade 3

We played this song lyric puzzle game using some of the music used during 8:30-8:45 drop-off. During our semaine de la Francophonie, we had French music playing on the loudspeaker each morning, we used some of these songs to complete a challenging puzzle activity. The lyrics from the songs were cut up into 10 pieces, groups were trying to listen to the song and piece together the correct order of the song. We used some songs from classic French singers from the 70’s and 80’s, Mike Brant, Charles Aznavour and Jean-Jacques Goldman. We also listened to some more current songs from artists such as; Amir, Christoph Maé and Kendji Girac.






French games to review for our grammar quiz

Dear Grade 3 families,


Attached are a few games that can be used to practice for next week’s grammar quiz.

La fête de la francophonie

Hello, again today I will be writing about all the Citys of OJCS. What we are doing is all the classes in OJCS are choosing a place that speaks french and they will have to sing a song and everything. The class will also have to decorate their classroom door on the french speaking place they are doing. Grade Three is doing Monaco and Haiti. The door that is decorated best wins! The school will hear all the classes sing in an assembly (they will also see their doors) Both classes will get together and sing their song. Grade 3 is doing Chante by kids united. All the classes will have to make their door a vibe of their countries. The classes will have to learn about the places they are doing(like Kahoot  to learn more)


They all had a lot of fun learning! Please look at the pictures below


By Lyla 

Photos by Shayna


Monaco est un endroit magnifique et a beaucoup d’eau. Saviez-vous que plus d’un quart de la population est milliardaire?! Il y a aussi 1 ou 2 familles royales. Il y a même une rue qui porte le nom d’une princesse! Il y a aussi une course appelée le grand prix.

La plupart des millionnaires et milliardaires ont des yachts et certains sont des célébrités! Monaco a assez d’eau pour accueillir plus de 70 yachts et assez pour qu’ils puissent se déplacer! Il n’y a pas beaucoup de maisons, mais un tas d’appartements géants. Monaco est aussi un endroit très beau et cher où séjourner, mais c’est aussi TRÈS petit.

Monaco is a beautiful place and has plenty of water. Did you know that over a quarter of the population are billionaires?! There are also 1 or 2 royal families. There’s even a street named after a princess! There is also a race called the grand prix.

Most millionaires and billionaires have yachts and some are celebrities! Monaco has enough water to accommodate over 70 yachts and enough for them to move around! There aren’t many houses, just a bunch of giant apartments. Monaco is also a very beautiful and expensive place to stay, but it is also VERY small.

by Oren and Jonah


Bonjour, Haiti est un pays dans le Carribian. Haiti est célébre pour ses belles plages. 🏊. Haiti n’est pas le plus grand payscdes Caraïbes mais pas le plus petit non plus. Haïti est un pays dela merdes Caraïbes qui occupe le tiers de occidental 

l’ ïle d’hispaniola, il 

est bordé par la Republique Dominicaine à l’est et il partage des frontières maritimes avec  les Bahamas, la Colombi3, Cuba et la Jamaïque.


Haiti is a country in the Caribbean Sea that occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola it is bordered by the Dominican Republic in the east and it shares maritime borders with the Bahamas, Colombia, Cuba, and Jamaica. Haiti isn’t the biggest country but isn’t the smallest country  

by Livia, Orly, and Noa


A French song is sung by 3A & 3B