Welcome to Grade 2 French Immersion at Pilgrim Wood
Welcome to Pilgrim Wood and our Grade 2 French Immersion Program! We are so excited and happy you and your family have chosen this program.
Normally, at this time of year, we open the doors of our school to meet any new students and families that will be joining our program. However, given the current circumstances, we will be reaching out to you virtually.
We are hopeful that come September, our schools will be back in session and that we can meet all of our families as per usual. Please watch for messaging during the summer, as more information will be sent to you once decisions have been put in place.
Please have a moment to look at the video about French Immersion that the HDSB has put together for parents. This is the same video shown at the Parent Information Nights that were held in November and December 2020.
Please click on any of the documents below for information about helping your child acquire the French language with practice at home.
What to expect the first week....
We are hoping that we will be back to school with all programs in person and all students back!! In that case, here is what in a French Immersion 100% program, students can expect:
to engage in a collaborative and engaging atmosphere
to hear French language during class most of the time
to meet many new friends
to learn many new words and phrases in French within a short amount of time and be excited to share their new learning at home
During the first few weeks, your child may come home very tired. This is normal, as for a large portion of the day, their brains are processing information - they are "on" for most of the day. Teachers do their best to help students acclimate to the language, however it is nonetheless very tiring for the brain to be processing all day. Allow them lots of down time during the first few weeks.