Bonjour et bienvenue ! Je m'appelle Mademoiselle Chalmers.
This will be my second year teaching 5th and 6th grade French at FMS. As an alumna of Hastings schools myself, I'm very excited to be back in the school where my love of French and language learning first began, and I look forward to an exciting academic year. Before returning to Hastings, I received my BA in French and Francophone Studies with minors in Education and Child Advocacy from Hobart and Wiliam Smith Colleges. I have also had the opportunity to work in a number of schools in the Finger Lakes region. I have lived in France as both a student and a teacher, most recently having worked as an English teaching assistant in Normandy. In addition to teaching, I am currently working on completing my MA in TESOL at New York University.
2018-2019 6th graders: Don't abandon French before 7th grade!
Here are the online resources mentioned in class:
1) 7 jours sur la planète - news interviews in French with subtitles https://www.youtube.com/user/7jours
2) Lyrics Training - listen to French music with lyrics in karaoke style or play their "fill in the blank" game https://lyricstraining.com/fr/ Try looking up songs from our 2018-2019 chanson de la semaine playlist
3) French Games - https://www.french-games.net/
Bonnes vacances !
Stephanie ChalmersFrench Teacherchalmerss@hohschools.org27 Farragut AveHastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706