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Bienvenue!  Welcome!

We are off to a wonderful start to la rentrée, the new school year!

Je m'appelle Madame Burek
My name is Madame Burek.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone in Senior Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 4th Grade, 
and I can't wait to hear the stories that returning 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students have to share.

This year, the 2nd and 4th grade students will be using new materials to structure their learning, a series called 
Real French, toute de suite! (or in English, Real French, Right Away!).  The approach allows students to learn very short conversations with some of the most useful vocabulary so that they can be speaking authentic French from the very beginning.  Students will listen to the dialogues, play games with the vocabulary, practice conversations with a partner, and even do a bit of reading and writing in French.  Whenever I can, I'll also incorporate my favorite songs and videos as well.  Then, as we near the end of each conversational unit, students will perform their dialogue with their partner.  Often, students will perform the dialogue using a puppet in the puppet theatre; other times, I'll ask students to chose minimal props and costumes to bring their dialogue to life.  One of my goals this year is to post the videos here for you to see.  Check back soon!