Welcome Back to
School!
Calhoun Middle School
An International Baccalaureate School
August 24, 2012
• Welcome to Mme. Montague’s
Class!
• 6/7/8 grade French I
WE ARE
COUGAR
PROUD!
Presentation Contents
About me
What is IB and the Middle Years Program?
What we curriculum we cover this year
Supplies needed this year
Grading Policies
How to contact me
About Me…
My Husband
Shad
Our Puppy
Missy
• B.A. in French and
Psychology from UNT
• Married for 1 year
• Lived and studied in
Caen, Normandy
• Much of my family is of
French origin and I was
able to visit the city
from which my family
immigrated in the
1600s.
Why French?
• Second most learned language in the world.
• France is the 5th most powerful economy in the world
with dozens of companies stationed in the DFW area
and around the country.
• French is one of the six official languages of the UN.
• Roughly 20% of the English language
comes from French thanks to Guillaume le
Conquerant.
What is International Baccalaureate
(IB) Middle Years Programme
(IB- MYP) ?
The MYP is:
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For students aged 11 to 16
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A framework of academic
challenge
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8 subject groups, plus personal
project in the final year. At CMS
kids choose French or Spanish
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Taught in any language
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Includes a community service
requirement
What we cover in 6th grade
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Unité 1-2
Introductions
Alphabet
Numbers
Farewells
Holidays
Dates
Weather
Colors
Commands
What we cover in 7th grade
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Unité 1-4
Time
Present tense conjugation
Culture
Home and school vocabulary
Adjectives and agreements
Infinitive verbs
Likes and dislikes
Interrogatives
Negation
What we cover in 8th grade
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Unité 5-8
Descriptions
Family
Geographical verbiage
Future plans
Immediate future tense
Finite past tense
Food
Classroom Supplies Needed
This Year:
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3-ring binder (or divider for this class)
Pencils and black/blue pens
Notebook paper
Spiral notebook
Supplies for masque project (end of year)
My grading and homework
policy
• Grade Distribution:
25% - Quizzes
25% - Binder/Projects
40% - Oral Participation
10% - Homework and Classwork*
*Students are allowed to turn in late work until the fifth
week of the six weeks. Rule also applies for make-up
quizzes.
• Make-up quizzes are only given before and
after school.
How to Contact Me…
• Email: [email protected]
• School Phone: 940-369-2380
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