Posted on 16/12/2010
Hello! My name is Manon. I'm 16 years old. I'm interested in all kinds of sports. I was born on 03.01. I love everything! I live in Angers with my parents. I've a brother and a sister. I do martial arts. I've brown hair. I've got pets. I love rock music and Manga. I like reading, playing the piano and drawing. That's all I can say about me. I’m looking forward to hearing form you. Kindest regards, Manon.
Posted on 10/02/2011
Hi! It’s Manon.
Last weekend, I did some cycling at the lake Maine with my dog. I also did a lot of exercise to get over my recent knee operation. I took care of my Iguana (it was a present for my birthday). My weekend was very simple. This week, nothing much happened to me (so far at least!).
I’m waiting patiently for my holidays.
Posted on 23/02/2011
It is Manon, the one who has joined the group for the project. I 'm happy to work with you.
Sorry for not having given my news at the same time as the others. Anyway, better late than never! I spent my Christmas holidays resting after my knee operation. It wasn’t fun! —'
I watched "Black swan"; it's very strange but I loved it so much.
That’s all I have to say for the moment. Bye for now and chat to you again soon, Jesus.
Posted on 25/02/2011
Hope you are you fine? I am satisfied to know that the images for the project pleased you. I hope that you had a good week.
I am on holidays, so I'm going to be able to rest. :)
Bye, Jesus. Chat to you again soon. Manon
Posted on 07/03/2011
I hope that you are fine and that you had a good week? So I got a new iguana. I know it's very strange to have an iguana as a pet, but I like them.
I am still on holidays but I miss my friends so much.
Bye Jesus. Chat to you again soon.
Posted on 17/03/2011
I hope that you are fine?
The holidays are finished. :'( I started back on 14th March. I am disappointed, but I’m happy that I can see all my friends again.
I was working on the project with Paul and Antoine; I hope that the texts please you.
Bye Jesus. Chat to you again soon. Manon =)
Posted on 31/03/2011
Today, I watched a film in my English class with Mr. Bogue.
It’s called “Bowling for Columbine”, and it’s by the director Michael Moore.
He is a good director. He knows how to explain the fear that Americans feel. I think that what lets down a big and great country is its history of violent wars. For example, the Far East etc…
Today, every two minutes an American is shot and killed by a gun. Guns are good for the protection of oneself and her/his family. This is okay, but the ownership and use of guns still result in many deaths. Guns should be banned.
On my part, I was touched by the violence and I cried because Michael Moore used music by Louis Armstrong, who is really magnificent.
The shooting at Columbine High School is a real tragedy. I don’t understand why these boys felt such fury and why they attacked other teenagers.
Posted on 01/04/2011
This week, I had two 2-hour tests; one for Mathematics and one for French. They were very long. I spent my weekend at my mother’s place. I hadn’t seen my mother for two weeks. (It's not fun, a divorce)
I hope that you had a good week.
Chat to you again soon, Manon :)
Kisses Jesus and bye :)
Posted on 15/04/2011
Hi Jesus. You're okay?
I had a very, very bad week. I was sick - very sick. = S
During the weekend, I will be at my father’s place.
Have a good weekend Jesus.
Chat to you again soon. Kisses
Posted on 20/04/2011
I'm fine thanks. It is really kind of you to worry about my health, but I can reassure you that I’m getting better.
I believe that school finishes on 15th June, but I’m not sure.
Talk to you very soon.
Posted on 24/04/2011
Hi Jesus? Are you fine?
I am on holidays. I celebrate Easter with my mother. The week went very fast. It is very warm, and it is now evident that we are no longer in winter. ^^
I’m going to present the French culture and my culture.
First of all, in France, each has their own traditions (region, department, city etc.).
Family is very important because family is always there for you. It is especially of great importance to me. We also celebrate Easter (It’s a Christian day, but I don’t know whether you celebrate it) that involves a hunt for hidden chocolate eggs in the garden for the children.
1st May: Labour day
8th May: We commemorate the armistice of the First World War and our victory over Germany in 1914. On this day, there are ceremonies that are conducted to show our respect for the soldiers who fought for our nation.
11th November: We commemorate the victory over Germany that ended the Second World War.
14th July: It’s our national day. For us, it commemorates the Revolution when the people rebelled against the royal family in Paris and demolished the prison. We call this ‘the Storming of Bastille’. Bastille was a prison that symbolised the absolute power of king.
We also have 30th April; it's the ‘Cameron’. Only a very few people celebrate this day except the legionaries or the ancient legionaries. However, I celebrate this day with my father.
We also celebrate Christmas. We celebrate Christmas with our families, and we celebrate New Years with friends.
Posted on 28/04/2011
You're Okay? On my side, everything is going really well. Today, I had a party with my friends. In France, the weather has been very beautiful.
Otherwise, I agree with you - family is very important because our families will always be there to help us.
Bye Jesus. Kisses. :)
Posted on 12/05/2011
Hi Jesus, you're okay? Me, I'm fine. Today, it's very hot, nice and very sunny.
I’m going to speak to you about our school system in France. At the moment, I am in ‘second’. For us, this is the first year of high school.
Schooling in France:
-> Nursery school [from 3 to 6 years of age]
-> Primary school [from 7 to 12 years of age]
-> Middle school (college) [from 13 to 15 years of age]
-> High school [from 15/16 to 18 years of age]
-> University – It is where you do higher studies that lead you to your job.
Nursery school isn’t compulsory. Sometimes the children who go there only have class in the morning. Then there is primary school, which is divided into 5 grades (CP, CE1, CE2, CM1, CM2).
When we finish primary school, we go to middle school (college), in which there are 4 grades (6ieme, 5ieme, 4ieme and 3ieme).
At the end of college we take an examination called ‘the certificate of college’. It serves to determine whether you will reach high school, and what you can study at high school. It is really training for your high school diploma. Then we go to high school. In France, school is compulsory until you are 16 years of age.
I believe that I have said everything about our system of education. And you, Jesus, what is your education system like in the USA?
Posted on 19/05/2011
School life in Angers/France:
I go to school and I work from 8am until 6pm. I study French, Mathematics, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and Spanish, and I also have to participate in sport classes.
I go to school from Monday to Friday.
My breaks at school last for 10 to 15 minutes. I don’t go to school on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. During the weekend students play sports and spend time with their family or friends. Outside school hours, students go to bars to have a drink and chat.
Outside school, there are many different extracurricular activities such as:
- Dance, music, basketball, football, karate, judo…
There are also cultural activities such as:
- Comedy, theatre…
At Jean Moulin, there is a rugby team, a hand ball team and a volley ball team, but there aren’t any musical groups at the school, which is a very big pity.
I do Viet Vo Dao, go cycling and play tennis (I play really just for fun).
Some students do extracurricular activities while others don’t.