WEEK 9 : SEMAINE 9
Here are your French lessons for week 9 (our second last week of the winter program)! This week we’re talking about: the sound “u” (which in French is pronounced more like “ew” rather than “oo”), playing hide and seek, cutting things into halves in math, a crazy science experiment, and making a mud soup outdoors!
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 3. This Week’s French Tasks:
This week’s French task is an easy one! Your task is to practice your French while playing hide and seek, or en français, we call it “cache-cache” (pronounced: cash-cash).
Psst! If you want to watch a quick 3 minute children’s TV show where the characters play “cache-cache”, I’ve made it the video in Madame Amy’s virtual classroom this week!
Click to download a cheat sheet to help you complete the game in French:
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 introducing the concept of fractions by focusing on making halves. Next session (spring) we’ll dive a little deeper!
Step 1. Parent & Child Video
Activity #1. Hands-on Fraction practice: with play-dough!
Just like Madame Amy and her little assistant did in this week’s math lesson, practice your fractions vocabulary with the help of play-dough!
French vocabulary while playing with play-dough:
- la pâte à modeler = play dough
- pron: “lah pat ah muhd-lay”
- C’est quoi ça? = what is that? (ex: when asking what they are making)
- pron: “saih kwah sah?”
- coupe le en deux = cut it in two
- pron: “koop luh aw duh”
- deux demis / moitiés = two halves
- pron: “duh duh-mee” / “duh mwah-tyay”
- Est-ce qu’il y a deux parts égales? = are there two equal parts?
- pron: “ess-kee-lee-yah duh pahr-zay-gahl?
After watching Mme Amy’s class, work with your child to complete the activity below. Cut out the item cards and help your child decide whether each image belongs in the “égale” = equal column or the “inégale” = unequal column.
Click the button below to download the worksheets.
This week’s topic:Another fun science experiment!
Two important notes:
- SAFETY FIRST: This week’s experiment involves the use of a microwave. It’s extremely important to discuss the safe use of kitchen appliances such as microwaves, toasters, ovens, etc. My #1 suggestion is to ensure your child understands that only adults are to touch them (or with adult supervision).
- MESS ALERT: There is some clean up required after this week’s experiment. You can choose to complete it, or simply watch as I complete the experiment instead. That said, it’s just soap in a microwave and so…it was a really good excuse to force me to clean my microwave. 😉 hehe
Parent & Child Video
Science experiment: Ivory bar of soap + microwave
You can choose to complete this experiment yourself, or simply complete the journal as you stop and start Madame Amy’s video lesson above.
French Vocabulary for this activity:
- Le savon = the soap
- Pron: “luh sah-vohw”
- On réchauffe le savon = We warm up the soap.
- Pron: “ohw ray-shoaf luh sah-vohw”
- Mets-le dans le four à micro-ondes = Put it in the microwave.
- Pron: “maih luh daw luh foor ah mee-kroh-ohwnd”
- Qu’est-ce qui arrive? = What is happening?
- Pron: “kess kee ah-reev?”
- Regarde! = Look!
- Pron: “ruh-gahrd”
- Ça gonfle = it’s expanding
- “Pron: “sah gohw-fluh”
- Ça explose = it’s exploding
- Pron: “sah ex-ploze”
- À quoi est-ce que ça ressemble? = What does it look like?
- Pron: “ah kwah ess-kuh sah ruh-sawm-bluh?”
- Touche-le = touch it
- Pron: “toush-luh”
Psst! In kindergarten we just like to get children asking questions and making guesses. We’re not too concerned about the scientific explanations for things. In case you’re curious though…Ivory soap has more air whipped inside its soap mixture. That’s why it floats in water! When the soap is warmed, the air trapped inside the soap expands and the water turns to steam. That’s why the result is also a bit dry & crumbly.
“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 making a pretend nature stew / un ragoût dans la nature! See below for a French nature ragoût recipe 😉
How / Comment?
- Grab a big bowl and head outside with your child(ren)!
- If you’re in Canada, spring is nearly upon us and so with the snow melting, it makes for perfect the mud “stew” season. 😉 – But no matter where you are, anyone can make a pretend nature stew!
- Let their creativity run wild and encourage French vocabulary practice as you play!
- On va faire un ragoût! = We’re going to make a stew!
- Pron: “ohw vah fair uh rah-goo”
- Regarde la recette = Look at the recipe
- Pron: “ruh-gahrd la ruh-set”
- J’ajoute _______ = I’m adding ______
- Pron: “jah-joot”
- Mélange les ingrédients = Mix the ingredients
- Pron: “may-lahwj lay zaih-gray-dee-yahw”
- Il y a combien maintenant? = How many are there now?
- Pron: “ee-lee-yah kohm-bee-aih maih-tuh-naw”
- Qu’est-ce qu’il y a dans le bol? = What’s in the bowl?
- Pron: “kess kee-lee-yah daw luh bohl”
I’ve made you a little French nature ragoût recipe to take with you! Save the image below on your phone (I made it phone screen sized for convenience), or print out, and be sure to add all the ingredients (and some of your own findings as well!).
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 🙂