A great getting to know you kind of game. Perfect for those first few days when you are trying to build up a class community, especially for me since I teach French Immersion and the students already have a bit of a French basis coming to me!
It's particularly relevant to my geographic area, where there are a lot of students of Indian descent (i.e. parents emigrated from India), but an interesting cultural element that could be used anywhere you'd like to include a bit more global context.
It's the kind of thing that sparked my students' interest in practicing their vocabulary, and I hate to see teachers all working so diligently to recreate the wheel! Our time is too valuable. Hope the students in your school enjoy it!
De rien! I *am* open to suggestions and constructive comments. I do appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment, and hope your students enjoy the little holiday reminder that French teachers are teachers too! :-)
This isn't the first time you've given me a rating that's not great with no suggestion or much thought in the comment. Would you care to elaborate, please? What would improve this FREE product in your opinion... or in Ontario teacher speak, what are my Next Steps to take this to a level 4, which is ALWAYS my goal?
You rated it a 2.5 for Thoroughness and Creativity - if you didn't think it was a "creative" idea, then why bother to download it? I admit that a bookmark is NOT an original idea, but how many other places can you refer to me where I'll find something for French teachers to give out as a holiday (and NON-holiday) gift to their students? As for thoroughness, what holidays did I overlook?
I'm not trying to shoot you down... you have a right to state your opinion and to share it with others, and I fully support that. It just seems underhanded and perhaps disingenuous to rate something a 62% and say "thanks".
You may respond in the Q & A still if you wish, or email me at madameaiello AT gmail DOT com. I do hope to hear from you!
Mes élèves ont tellement aimé ce jeu. À tous les jours ils me demandent si on peut jouer aux Indices! C'est une activité créative, utile et qui fait travailler l'orale, l'écoute et la réflection critique.
I'm glad you're enjoying it! Check back after the winter break, as I plan to add another version within the same file (when I can find the time!) You can redownload it for free at that time. :-) I appreciate the feedback!
Thanks - what would you have liked to see added to make it more thorough or creative, since you rated it low in those areas? Considering it's free, I thought it was fairly thorough, but I'm open to constructive suggestions... you can use the Ask a Question feature to reply if you aren't able to edit your rating comment.
Awesome! Love your work, Michelle!
Thanks so much for letting me know!
January 11, 2013
MarjanG re: French Winter Sports Activity Bingo and Vocab Cards Package
Salut! I just emailed my 10,000+ teacher and social media lists your French Winter Sports Activity Bingo and Vocab Cards Package. Hope it helps. It's in a blog post here as well: http://www.thebusyeducator.com/time-saving-resources-for-the-last-weeks-of-school/
P.S. Could have used all your stuff when I was teaching core French in Ontario! Merci bien.
Thanks so much! I appreciate you sharing (and letting me know) very much! My rating on this product is a little low considering the amount of work I put into it, so I'm definitely open to suggestions for improvement.
Whether or not to use images is still a topic I can argue either way. :-) I'd love any further feedback that your teacher contacts have for me.
December 12, 2012
Bill3362 re: Magic Potion Recipe - French Halloween Writing Lesson
This looks really cool! I'm wondering if there's a rubric with it?
You know, I didn't include it with the package, but if you email me at madameaiello AT gmail DOT com, I'd be glad to share with you what I used in my class - based on the Ontario core French curriculum.
October 18, 2012
Thank you for your reply. I tried your suggestion and was successful at saving the file.
The file is only password protected against copying the content, and making changes. You should still be able to save it. See if you are able to select "save" instead of "save as." (This may depend on your version of Adobe Reader). You could also try right-clicking the download button and choose "save as" right from the source to choose your file location on your computer or network.
TeachersPayTeachers has very good tech support (use "Contact us" at the bottom of most pages) if these suggestions don't help you.
October 2, 2012
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