World Languages - Mrs. Woodward

Welcome!


Benvenuto! Bienvenue! Bienvenido! Salve!

Italiano, Français, Español, Latina


We are looking forward to another exciting year of

language learning at Notre Dame School!!!!



Rosetta Stone Login Information

Please follow the tabs to the left for access to our school's unique Rosetta Stone log on web address.

NB: It is different from the Rosetta Stone Official Website.


Notre Dame School - Language Course Descriptions

Italian Immersion


Kindergarten and 1st Grade will have an Italian immersion experience twice a week. They prepare 3 presentations per year for our Christmas, Winter and Spring Concerts.


Students 2nd-5th  - Exploratory Language 1-2x a week

Students engage in classroom speaking and writing activities in all languages and access the Rosetta Stone Program in the language of their choice. Students may also choose to login from home via PC or Mobile all for Tablet and apple devices. Incentives and prizes will be given throughout the year for home practice. Students in the younger grades are welcome to explore new languages from year to year and may benefit greatly from continuing in one language over the course of several years!  For continuity from K and 1st Grade immersion courses, Italian is encouraged but not required for 2nd graders.


Students 6th-8th  - Focused Language 2x a week


Students engage in linguistic and grammar focus activities in all languages as well as small group practicum in individual languages. In the language of their choice, students will access the Rosetta Stone Program in class and at home. Consistent written and online HW will be given. Students are assessed on Participation, Tests, Quizzes, Projects, Speaking and Rosetta Stone Practice and Proficiency. Incentives and prizes will be given throughout the year for home practice.  Students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to choose one language for their final three years of study.  



World Language Supplies

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Italian  - Black and White Composition Notebook. - Wide Ruled

 

Entering Grades 2-8

 

Language Choice Form

If your child did not hand in a form at the end of the school year,

please complete and send to Mrs. Woodward “mwoodward7211@ndsnet.org

 

USB Headset with Microphone  - Amazon.com  - Required

Rosetta Stone Compatible USB Headset Requirement Details.doc


Students who already have a USB headset in good condition may continue to use it in class.

Please label BOTH the Headphones and  a Plastic Ziploc Bag for Storage at school.

 

Please keep your language notebook from the previous year.

 

 

2nd - 3rd

 

Black and White composition book

Microsoft Lifechat USB Headphones  - Available on Amazon

Label BOTH the Headphones and  a Plastic Ziploc Bag for Storage at school.


4th - 5th

 

Black and white composition book

Microsoft Lifechat USB Headphones  - Available on Amazon

Label BOTH the Headphones and  a Plastic Ziploc Bag for Storage at school.


6th-8th

 

Three hole-punched plastic folder (For Language Only)

Black and white Composition book (For Language Only)  

Microsoft Lifechat USB Headphones - Available on Amazon

Label BOTH the Headphones and  a Plastic Ziploc Bag for Storage at school.


Please label BOTH the Headphones and  a Plastic Ziploc Bag for Storage at school  - Thank you!



SUMMER LANGUAGE ASSIGNMENTS


All students entering their second year of  Rosetta Stone have a summer assignment.  

Please read the details below for the grade you are entering.



Grades 2-8


Discover and share!

EXTRA CREDIT


Students may volunteer to share their experiences in class in September.

Whether you are traveling abroad or having a staycation, the summer is a great time to explore a new language or culture. Write a small paragraph about what you learned over the summer.  How to say “hello”, a unique food, cultural event, music from other countries, learning a new language online,visiting a foreign country ect.



Entering - 3rd

*Morning announcement with age memorized for first week of school!


Summer Language Challenge

Compete for prizes, raffle drawing tickets, and a spot on the “Back to School” leaderboard! - Goal: Try to Log on 2x a week.

(Repeat Before You Click!!!)



Entering - 4th & 5th, 6th

*Morning announcement with age memorized for first week of school!


Summer Language Challenge

Compete for prizes, raffle drawing tickets, and a spot on the “Back to School” leaderboard! - Goal: Try to Log on 2x a week.

(Repeat Before You Click!!!)


Review Unit 1, 2 or 3. - Go in order.



Entering 7th and 8th

*Morning announcement with age memorized for first week of school!

7th and 8th Grade will be hosting and speaking during the first month of school!


Summer Language Challenge and Assignment

Compete for prizes, raffle drawing tickets and a spot on the “Back to School” leaderboard!


GOAL: 15 minutes 2x a week = 4 HOURS OF SUMMER PRACTICE

Review Units 1, 2 or 3.  

Summer practice will count towards 1st trimester Participation Grade.

*Any missing lessons from Unit 2 should be completed by September.



Please email Mrs. Woodward if you have any questions or concerns at: mwoodward7211@ndsnet.org