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Diane Wiens
Sister. Auntie. Friend. Teacher.
Sister. Auntie. Friend. Teacher.
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Middle School Classroom Reveal
This is my third year at my current school, and my third different classroom!  I feel cautiously optimistic that this will be my last move, so I'm making the room my own. This is my Grade 7 classroom: I asked for tables instead of desks to encourage collabo...
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Make Vocabulary Notes Work for Your Students - Create a Dicitonary!
I don't know about your students, but mine don't especially love taking down notes!  I don't love notes, either, but they can be a great tool for studying and review if they are set up in a user-friendly way.   For French vocabulary review, I like to set up...
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Free French Projects for Grade 6-8 Core French (Fits New BC Curriculum)
I'm excited to share two free Core French projects that align with the new BC Curriculum for Grade 6-8! Francophone Communities Across Canada Project The first fits in with Grade 6 and Grade 7.  It is a Francophone Communities Across Canada Research Project...
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French Vocabulary Activities Bundle #2 - Food, Community, School, Body, Hobbies
My newest French bundle is ready to download!  This bundle includes 64 pages of vocabulary lists, puzzles, activities, and quizzes. You'll get 5 of my Vocabulary Activity Packs - Community, Food, Body, School, and Hobbies Comprehensive vocabulary lists for ...
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New Clip Art: Hobbies!
I've created a new clip art set all about hobbies!  In the set, I've included: fishing playing cards reading gardening odd jobs shopping sewing cooking hiking playing on a computer Click on the picture to see how you can download the images. What do you thi...
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One Teacher's Italian Adventures!
This past Spring Break, I was fortunate enough to travel to Italy with my friend, Megan.  We booked a Contiki tour and spent 11 days in Italy, seeing Rome, Vatican City, Verona, Florence, San Gimignano, Pisa, Venice, Naples, and Pompeii.  It was an amazing ...
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New Beginner French Resources - Hobbies and Food!
Today, I'd like to share two new Beginner French resources with you. 1. Les Passe-Temps Unit This unit is all about hobbies!  It includes vocabulary lists, vocabulary puzzles and games, verb conjugation notes for pouvoir (to be able to) and vouloir (to want...
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Concrete Poetry - Where Poetry Meets Art
Concrete poetry (or shape poetry) is a type of poetry where the words are arranged in a particular shape that matches the meaning or theme of the poem.   My middle school students had a lot of fun writing concrete poems as a part of our poetry unit, and the...
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