WEEK 6 : SEMAINE 6
I hope you’re excited to get back at it with our sixth week of French plans! We’ll learn about: the love of mistakes, the sound “eu”, shapes, graphing, t-charts, and living vs. non-living things.
Follow the weekly plan below step-by-step OR in any order you desire. The ultimate goal is to make learning quick, easy, and fun!
Here’s a link with all the accompanying downloads for this week.
Click the link at the end of each weekly plan to access “Madame Amy’s classroom” for extra French resources and support related to the week’s plans.
This week’s focus: Name writing, the alphabet, common words/phrases
Step 1. Watch the parent instructions video.
Step 2. Watch the parent & child video
Step 3. Complete this week’s task.
Step 4. Complete this week’s letters and words of the week activities.
Step 1. Parent Instructions Video
Step 2. Parent & Child Video
- “Growth Mindset” is a really key term in schools these days and I wanted to incorporate it into this program as well.
- In a nut shell, teaching a child to have a growth mindset is to teach that:
- failure is an opportunity for growth
- effort is the key to success
- talents are developed and take time
(the brain is a muscle that needs to work to grow!)
- mistakes are an important part of learning and we should always keep trying
French Activity: This week’s French lesson is all about embracing our mistakes! To go along with this lesson, you’ve got a visual arts activity this week!
Here are the steps for this fun art activity:
- Use a white sheet of paper as a placemat under your child’s lunch or dinner (it could be fun to choose a particularly messy meal for this activity).
- Once your child is finished eating, remove the plate & cutlery etc. and observe the marks that were made on the paper. If your child is a clean eater, you may need to encourage some messiness this one time (hehe).
- Once the messy paper is dry, bring out some pencil crayons, markers, or wax crayons and work with your child to turn the spills & smudges into images (just like Madame Amy did in her lesson).
- Take time to talk about how they were able to turn something that may have been considered a mistake, into something beautiful!
MAKE IT FUN! <- click here to see different ways to complete this task
For those who are just joining us this winter, I had shared this with our fall participants and I think it’s a helpful tool to have so I’m sharing it again here. Why is it important? Because the images I chose are relevant to both English and French words, ensuring there’s no confusion with letter learning!
Click to download a large copy. If you have a printer, this also happens to look great on a wall!
Scholastics Online French Library: Access Library Here
- Username: student
- Password: reading1
- Access a ton of levelled digital French books! Many also have audio!
This week’s focus: Shapes (des formes) and simple graphing
Parent & Child Video
After watching Mme Amy’s class, work with your child to find and count the shapes in the activity below.
Click the buttonbelow to download the worksheet plus a detailed translation & pronunciation sheet for parents!
This week’s topic: Vivant vs. non vivant (Living vs. non-living)
- Side note for parents: “vivant” is a describing word, and so we normally adjust the pronunciation accordingly depending on whether an object is feminine or masculin.
- Example: une feuille est vivante vs. un lapin est vivant.
- That being said, that is really quite complicated for this age group to grasp and so I’ve chosen to stick to mostly saying “vivant” vs. “non vivant” (without the e) when talking about things (des choses) in general, just to ensure that children can learn the terms and aren’t confused.
Parent & Child Video
Characteristics of living things:
There are quite a few characteristics that we use to see whether something is living or non-living. For simplicity’s sake, we are going to focus on the two major ones:
- Living things feed (ils se nourrissent), pron: “noo-reess”
- Living things grow / transform / develop (ils grandissent) “graw-deess”
After watching Madame Amy’s class, help your child cut out and classify the items on the page below into the T-chart under vivant (living) or non vivant (non-living).
Outdoor Activity of the Week:
This week’s outdoor activity is related to our science lesson! We’re going to go on a walk outside and see what living and non-living things we can find. Click on the image below to open and download the file. There are instructions & pronunciation tips provided on the parent page.
Helpful Outdoor Vocabulary:
Messages to Madame
If you would like to send me videos or photos of your child’s work / French practice, I would love to see it! I’ve found the easiest way is through instagram stories, posts, or even private message to our account. Not a fan of instagram? Not to worry! Feel free to send anything my way via email. Just note that sometimes photos/videos can be too large to send!
I will always do my best to respond asap to help encourage your little one 🙂
Extra French Practice : Madame Amy’s Classroom
If you are looking for extra French resources and practice to support this week’s learning, click the link below (p.s. the link to the classroom changes each week). This is a mini website that allows you extra French practice related to each week’s plans! Let your child explore our virtual classroom by clicking on each of the items.
Special items to note:
– Click the bead jar (top right) to download a fun incentive to speak French with your child. Add a sticker or colour in one of the beads each time you speak French together, and decide a fun reward for when the jar is complete!
– Looking for more crafts/activities? Click Madame Amy to visit our instagram page for added French cheat sheets and other activities with French vocabulary support
I so appreciate you all being a part of this JK/SK learning community and I hope you enjoy your French plans this week. Please know that I am ALWAYS here to support you with any questions you may have.
Madame Amy 🙂