1. He has a big backpack.
2. He likes his backpack.
3. He likes it.
1. Il a un grand sac à dos.
2. Il aime son sac à dos.
3. Il l'aime. (It starts as Il le aime. B/C aime begins with a vowel "le" becomes "l apostrophe.)
2. Les images
We looked at and discussed the images on pp 148-151 in the textbook. We practiced some simple vocabulary while learning a bit about the people and places of France.
3. Les gens et le racisme en France et aux Etats-Unis
Our viewing of the pictures in the book took us to a conversation about racism in France and the US. It was a very useful conversation that helped us better articulate what racism is and what it looks/feels like. We also learned how France and the US are both countries that have populations of immigrants. In the US, many of the immigrants are hispanic, coming from Central and South America while in France, many come from the Magrheb (Arabic countries in northern Africa), western Africa, and other former French colonies.
While the situations are different, stereotyping and discrimination have similarly negative effects in both the US and France.
4. Structures d'histoires
We added 4 new structures to our Structure sheet:
j'ai faim - I'm hungry (literally: I have hunger)
je prends - I take (when ordering, kinda means I'll have)
il trouve - He finds, he is finding
il n'y a plus de... - there is/are no more...
5. La chanson
We practiced our song. Use this link to help you practice: