These French sentence starters are perfect for journal writing and/or conversation starters. Great for a variety of grades, including grades 4-8. The legend of words is helpful for grades 4-5, and for students who might need some additional support in understanding the sentences. They're great to use right after a holiday weekend or break, like March break, family day weekend, etc. It's an effective way of giving students a chance to share what they did over the holidays and hear about their peers' holidays, all while working on their conversational French. The goal-setting prompt can be used in January, as a way to kick-start the new year, or really any time throughout the year. I used it as an initial goal-setting strategy, and have been coming back to it every few weeks to give my students a chance to assess their progress and make sure they're doing what they can to achieve their goal.