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I hope you’re as excited as I am about our winter JK/SK French program. My hope is that this program will provide you everything you need to feel confident that your child will have a great French kinder year at school. Whether that school be in-person, virtually, or in your own home, I am here to help you each step of the way!

If you haven’t already viewed this program’s introduction video, please do so that you can understand how to get the most of the program!

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.

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:

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: On va compter jusqu’à 20! 

Psst! It’s really important to note here that if your child doesn’t yet know how to count to 10, that is 100% OKAY. Don’t go past 10 until they’re ready. I’m going to count to 20 because we have a wide range of abilities between the ages of 3-6 and so I’m trying to take everyone into account.

Step 1. Parent Instructions Video

Step 2. Parent & Child Video

Here’s little bonus song to help with counting to 20 in French.

This week’s activity:
Since it’s our first week back, we’re starting out with some basic counting! Last semester we practiced using a ten-frame as a visual way of counting. Click the button below to download a file that contains a few options for French counting practice.

  • What’s included? Two different versions of a matching worksheet (choose the one that best suits your child’s abilities)
  • Alternative: For those who would like to “gamify” this worksheet, download, print, and cut out the cards provided to play a matching game. No printer? They’re pretty easy to draw and make yourself!

Helpful Counting Tool:
If you have the ability to print and laminate, this is one of those things that I highly recommend laminating since it can be used over and over again. If you don’t- not to worry! It can be used as a digital reference from a screen :).

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

This week’s topic:  A fun science experiment about volcanoes – des volcans! Be sure to watch the parent instructions video for quick instructions on what you’ll need. 🙂

Step 1. Parent Instructions Video

Step 2. Parent & Child Video

Science Journal:
JK/SK has a huge range of abilities based on a child’s age and past experiences and so I always ensure worksheets can be modified to their needs. If your child can write, great! If not, not to worry at all- you can have them draw or even take photos and print and cut them out if they prefer it. 

Some basic volcano vocabulary for if your child takes an interest:

  • un volcan = a volano (pron: “uh vohl-caw”)
  • une montagne = a mountain (pron: “ewn mown-tah-nyuh”)
  • la lave = the lava (pron: “lah lahv”)
  • une explosion (pron: “ewn ex-ploh-zyohw”)
  • une éruption (pron: “ay-rewp-syowh”)
  • chaud = hot (pron: “sho”)

“Outdoor Education” doesn’t have a parent & child video (since you’ll need to be outside to complete it!). 

Outdoor Activity of the Week:

  • Our first week’s activity is easy GET OUTSIDE (dehors, pron: “duh-ohr”) and enjoy the fresh air with your child at some point (or at multiple points) this week.
  • I highly recommend checking out your local nature trails, but if that’s too much to ask, just go on a walk around the neighbourhood and see what you can spot from your French vocabulary list below.
  • If you do go to a trail, take some photos of your findings.

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 first week of French plans.

Madame Amy 🙂