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Follow the weekly plan below step-by-step OR in any order you desire. The ultimate goal is to make the learning quick, easy, and fun!

This week we’re talking about the steps of a story, les animaux (animals), we’re doing some beginner graphing in math, and we’re learning about magnetic vs. non-magnetic in science!

Here’s a link with all the accompanying downloads for this week.

Extra Resources:

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

Step 3. This Week’s French Tasks:

Story making time: You can choose to complete the worksheet below by allowing your child to make up their own story OR they can complete it based on one of their favourite stories or movies.

Les animaux: Let’s practice finding animals just like we tried to find “maman singe” in this week’s lesson. You can draw and cut out animals, or print, colour, and cut the cards below to practice “les animaux”. Watch this week’s lesson for help with pronunciation.

How to “gamify” this:
1. Print out two copies of each page if you would like to make a matching game.
2. Print just one copy of each, cut them out and tape them to various spots on the floor. Use fly swatters to swat at the correct animal when you hear its name (play one at a time, or play at the same time to make it a competition).

Step 4. Les lettres / mots de la semaine: Fun worksheets to practice our letters / words of the week:

“Et puis” = “And then” is used during this week’s lesson, and in the worksheet above.

MAKE IT FUN! <- click here to see different ways to complete this task

L’alphabet: For continued alphabet practice!

This week’s focus: Intro to graphs and practicing past math skills: counting, patterning, sorting based on colour.

For this lesson you will need small, coloured snacks of some kind. Example: I use colourful goldfish. You could also use: colourful cereal, different small fruits, veggie straws, etc.

Step 1. Parent & Child Video

Task 1. Graphing Time! Complete the graph by colouring in the animals as you find them. Once you’ve coloured in as many of each animal as you could find, ask them how many of each animal there are. 

If you own a magnifying glass (une loupe), bring it out for this activity, they always make learning more fun!

French Vocabulary:
Combien de ______ est-ce qu’il y a? = (How many ____ are there?)
Ex: “Combien de chats est-ce qu’il y a?” 
Pron: “cohm-bee-aih duh shah ess-kee-lee-ah?”

Où sont les _______? = (Where are the _________?)
Ex: “Où sont les grenouilles?” 
Pron: “oo sohw lay gruh-noo-ee?”

Task 2. Practice your math skills with small colourful snacks. Just like Madame Amy did during this week’s math lesson!

  • Peux-tu les trier par couleur? (Can you sort them by colour?)
    “puh tew lay tree-ay pahr coo-luhr?”
  • Combien sont rouges? (How many are red?)
    “cohm-bee-aih sohw rooj?”
  • Peux-tu faire une suite logique? (Can you make a pattern?)
    “puh tew fair ewn sweet loh-jeek?” 

MAKE IT FUN! <- Fun ideas on how to practice your French counting

This week’s topic:  On explore les couleurs. We’re exploring colours and mixing them!

Step 1. Parent Instructions Video

Step 2. Parent & Child Video

This week’s topic: Magnets and magnetism!

Test the magnetism of objects around your house: After watching the parent & child lesson, take a strong magnet off the fridge and let your child explore various items around the house, testing whether or not they’re “magnétique ou pas”.

Help them to complete their scientific journal below (click image to download english translation for assistance). Provide them with 3 random objects, and help them guess whether or not it’s magnetic. Help them to say “Je pense… oui, c’est magnétique” OR “Je pense… non, ce n’est pas magnétique.” (You can hear the pronunciation of this in the parent & child class above). Then let them test it! Were they right?

Magnétique (magnetic) = “mah-nyay-teek”
Pas magnétique (not magnetic) = “pah mah-nyay-teek”
Je pense (I think) = “juh pawce”
Je vois que (I see that) = “juh vwah kuh”
Un aimant (a magnet) = “uh naih-maw”

Passe-Partout has an awesome episode about magnets! 5 minutes in, Passe Carreau plays a very funny trick on Passe-Partout and Passe Montagne using a magnet :). Click the image below to watch the episode.

Here’s another very quick & simple French video on magnets in case your children are interested!

How can we learn this week’s content outside?

Cherche et trouve: Let’s practice our “où est” vocabulary with items found in nature. Go on a walk, find a couple “roches”, couple “feuilles”, a couple “branches”, a couple “pommes de pin” (pine cones), bring them home and hide them under plastic cups.

Play a matching game while practicing saying “Ou est ______?”

Sample French Phrases: 

“Où est l’autre roche?” = Where is the other rock?, Pron: “oo aih low-truh rush?” 

“Où est l’autre pomme de pin?” = Where is the other pinecone?, Pron: “oo aih low-truh pum duh paih?”

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. 



I so appreciate you all being a part of this JK/SK learning community and I hope you enjoy this week’s French plans. Always know that I am here and happy to accept feedback and answer questions as we go about your fall program with 123 Petits Pas. 

Madame Amy 🙂