Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bonjour les étudiants,
Il reste seulement sept semaines de classes pour cette année scolaire.  Puis, les grandes vacances!  J'espère que vous avez des projets intéressants pour l'été.  Nathalie (II) et Isabelle (IV) iront avec Monsieur Witmer et moi en juin. Nous visiterons la Belgique, la France et la Suisse.  Et après, le soleil
et les jours de ne rien faire chez nous.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Year Notes

Honors Composition II students keep busy learning how to summarize, paraphrase and quote material without inadvertent plagiarism.  They have each chosen a novel, play or series of short stories to research for an 8-10 page paper that will be due on April 8.  In the meantime, they will learn to use primary sources (original maps, journals, posters) in research and to cite them correctly in writing. After the research paper, students will also create an annotated bibliography from assigned readings in the
Being Human textbook.

French IV students will soon prepare a vacation to a French speaking country, including places that they will visit and things that they will see.  The completed report, written in French, will be presented to the class.

French III students learn French history and how to express future events in French.  They will soon
learn the conditional and "IF" clause sentences.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bienvenu au lycée pour un autre année scolaire! En français cet année on va apprendre à parler français beaucoup mieux en utilisant des exercises oraux. En français III on va lire un livre qui s'appelle "Vive le taureau!" et en français IV on va lire "Les trois mousequetaires." En français II on va lire "L'île mystérieuse" un roman écrit par Jules Verne.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Europe Trip!

Paris residents will have the opportunity to travel to Belgium, France and Switzerland with Mr. and Mrs. Witmer in June of 2013.  The group will start in Brussels and Bruges, Belgium before continuing to Amiens and Paris, France.  From Paris, they will take a high speed train to Lausanne, Switzerland.  They will end their tour in Switzerland with visits to the towns of Gruyère and Montreux, and a tour of the Castle of Chillon on Lake Geneva.

Twenty-one students and adults are already signed up for the tour, but room still remains.  Anyone who is interested in joining the group can do so by contacting Mrs. Witmer at PCHS or by going to Passports.com and typing in JWITMER2013 to access the trip site.

French II

Students in French II are working on their pronunciation and reviewing verbs and vocabulary that they learned last year in French I.  They are also doing an oral exercise each day in which they borrow a pen, a pencil, a book, or paper from each other.  These will be sold on Friday for "euros" which will then be used by the students to buy and bank bonus points.

French III and IV

French III and IV students are soon going to be writing to pen pals in France!  An English class, taught by former Paris High School graduate Casey( McCall) Cerles, is being matched up with our French students.  They will e-mail one another in a combination of French and English throughout the year.  Students last year did the same thing and even created and shared videos with one another.

In 2013, one of the French III students will be going to France with Mr. and Mrs. Witmer, and with luck, will be able to meet her pen pal in person!

Mrs. Witmer's daily schedule

Mrs. Witmer's Daily Schedule:

1st Hour:  French III and IV
2nd Hour:  Honors Composition I
5th Hour:  Honors Composition I
8th Hour:  French II