WEEK 10 : SEMAINE 10
Félicitations! You’ve made it to our final week of part 2 of our JK/SK program.
This final week we’re talking about: the sound “en” (which is pronounced “aw”), following instructions through an obstacle course, left and right, review in math, a STEM bridge building activity in science, and painting in nature with nature paint brushes!
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 & child video
Step 2. Complete this week’s task.
Step 3. Complete this week’s letters and words of the week activities.
Step 1. Parent & Child Video
Step 2. Complete this Week’s French Tasks
This week your fun French task is to direct your child through an obstacle course around the house (or outside) using French words only! Watch the video of Mme Amy’s lesson first (she’ll teach the required words) and then off you go!
- 1 grand pas vs. 1 petit pas = 1 big step vs. 1 little step
- Pron: “uh graw pah” vs. “uh puh-tee pah”
- marche = walk
- Pron: “mahrsh”
- saute = jump
- Pron: “soht”
- arrête = stop
- Pron: “ah-rett”
- à gauche = to the left
- Pron: “ah go-shuh”
- à droite = to the right
- Pron: “ah drwaht”
- Attention! = Be careful!
- Pron: “ah-taw-syohw”
Here’s a fun little worksheet in case you’d like to practice your left (gauche) and right (droite) in this way. Please note if you don’t have a printer, you can simply set up some toys and ask them which one is to the left of the ____ etc. (refer to the parent instructions on this worksheet for vocabulary support!).
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: We’re reviewing our past content this week. We’ll practice some shapes, patterning, more than vs. less than, counting, and more!
Parent & Child Video
This week’s topic:
Don’t forget! You’ve got your math games that you can be using for counting practice, addition / subtraction practice & ten frame and number line practice at any point!
These games are also super easy to recreate even if you don’t have a printer. Just draw a number line or a ten frame, find some small objects, and roll a dice or cut out your own little + and – cards.
This week’s topic:We have a STEM challenge this week: Can you build a bridge? (Un pont = bridge, pron: “uh pohw”)
Parent & Child Video
STEM Activity: Build and test a bridge
Remember that STEM activities are all about providing a child with a challenge, and then handing them the reigns to explore possible solutions.
After watching Madame Amy’s science lesson:
- Provide your child with some possible tools (ex: popsicle sticks, twigs, lego, recycling, paper, blocks, tape, etc.)
- Draw a little river, or use a container with water, and explain that you need to build a bridge to transport their toys safely to the other side.
- Assist your child in building a bridge with the tools provided.
- Ask them what they think you should use. Even if they have an idea that you know might not work, let them test it out.
- When they see it doesn’t work, encourage them to try something else. If they get discouraged, by all means offer your support, but phrase it in a way that allows them to feel like they’re in charge.
- Ex: “Do you think we should try _____?” = “Penses-tu qu’on devrait essayer _____?”, pron: “pawss tew kohw duh-vraih aih-say-yay ___?”
French Vocabulary for this activity:
- Un pont = a bridge
- Pron: “uh pohw”
- Qu’est-ce qu’on va utiliser? = What will we use?
- Pron: “kess kohw vah ew-tee-lee-zay?”
- Des bâtons = some sticks
- Pron: “day bah-tohw”
- Des blocs = some blocks
- Pron: “day blohk”
- Du lego = some lego
- Pron: “dew lay-go”
- De ruban gommé = some tape
- “Pron: “duh rew-bahw guh-may”
- Est-ce que ça peut supporter _______? = Can it hold/support ____?
- Pron: “ess-kuh sah puh sew-pohr-tay ___”
- C’est tombé = it fell down
- Pron: “saih tohm-bay”
- On a réussi! Ça marche! = We did it, it works!
- Pron: “oh-nah ray-ew-see! sah mahr-shuh”
“Outdoor Education” doesn’t have a parent & child video (since you’ll need to be outside to complete it!).
Outdoor Activity of the Week:
- This week’s outdoor activity is painting in nature with nature paint brushes / des pinceaux naturels (pron: “day paih-soh nah-tew-rell”).
How / Comment?
- Use leaves, pine needles, grasses etc. to create your very own nature paintbrush! You need a sturdy stick to begin, and a pipe cleaner or some twine/string to hold it all in place.
- Whether you paint outside with mud and water, or you bring it indoors to use with paint….this is a really fun way to be creative with nature!
- Un pinceau = a paintbrush
- Pron: “uh paih-soh”
- On a besoin _____ = We need ____ (fill in with any of the items below)
- Pron: “ohw-nah buh-zwaih”
- Des bâtons = some sticks
- Pron: “day bah-tohw”
- Des feuilles = some leaves
- Pron: “day fuh-ee”
- De l’herbe = some grass
- Pron: “duh lairb”
- De la ficelle = some string
- Pron: “duh lah fee-sell”
- De la peinture = some paint
- Pron: “duh lah paih-tewr”
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 hope you enjoyed this winter session of our JK/SK program! I am so thankful to have you as a part of our 123 Petits Pas community. If you wish to continue your French learning with me, part 3 is available here, and/or our other programming options (including live classes and the on demand program) are available here.
Merci beaucoup les amis! Please know that I am am always here for support when you need it!
Madame Amy 🙂