We are very excited to celebrate Language Week at BFCCPS the week of April 11-14! During this week we will be sharing French and Latin languages and culture with different activities each day. 

 

Each day there will be a Foreign Language Question of the Day, there will be a different question for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. They can put their answers on a piece of paper and all answers should be collected and placed in the labeled bins in the office by 2:00. Winners will be announced at the end of the day at dismissal.

 

Students in Grades 7 & 8 will visit lower grade classes throughout the week. They will either go outside or split between the two classrooms reading picture books in French and playing French games together.

 

Throughout the week, teachers may bring students to view Latin Derivative posters and French country and culture posters displayed in the upstairs hall. 

 

We are incredibly excited to celebrate World Language Week and highlight this important aspect of the curriculum at BFCCPS.

 

Monday, April 11
French Canadian Storyteller and Folksinger Josée Vachon will be performing in (2) different assemblies for grades (4-8):
1:00-1:45 Grades 4-5
2:00-2:45 Grades 6-8

 

Wednesday, April 13
Wear Red, White, and Blue! and French Themed Lunch
Students are invited to a pack “French inspired lunch” from home.  Some suggestions for a French themed lunch include:
  • sliced ham and cheese on a baguette or croissant
  • baguette or croissant with cheese, butter, or jam
  • pain au chocolat
  • quiche
  • crepes filled with strawberries /nutella/ bananas
  • fresh fruit such as grapes, strawberries, pears, sliced apples
  • desserts such as macaron cookies, madeleines, eclairs
Please note that some lunch suggestions may include allergens and parents should review all items that their students are consuming.   A reminder that any items containing nuts can only be eaten during lunch in the commons and not in classroom for snack time (or Kindergarten lunch) as all BFCCPS classrooms are nut free. 
10:50-11:40 French can-can dance performed by some 8th grade students during grades 7/8 and 5/ 6 lunch period. 

 

Thursday, April 14
1:30-2:30 Rome vs. Gaul : Soccer Battle of the Ages
8th grade classes battle each other on the soccer field. Who will be Victorious?
8 Kovacs will represent Rome and are encouraged to wear purple, and 8 McSweeney will represent Gaul and are encouraged to wear red, white and blue! Grades 6 will support Rome and also invited to wear purple and grade 7 will cheer on Gaul and invited to wear red, white and blue (each will make signs too!)

 

Photo Volunteers
With World Language events throughout the week the PCO would love volunteers to help take photos for the school yearbook. If you can volunteer during the French Lunch or the Soccer game please email pco@bfccps.org.
Volunteers must have a CORI on file and will need to sign in at the front office. If you do not have a CORI on file, please contact Robin Drew to make arrangements.