WEEK 7 : SEMAINE 7
Here are your week 7 lessons! On y va! This week we’re talking about: families, the sound “on” (pron: “ohw), sizes and patterning, ice + salt, and making footprints 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
French Activity: This week’s French lesson is about how families come in all different shapes and sizes! Let’s learn common family member terms en français! Download the activity below (comes with parent support).
And a cute little downloadable cheat sheet to go along with this week’s theme. Some families will consist of all of these terms, some will consist of only 1, some will consist of multiples of these terms- all families are beautifully unique!
MAKE IT FUN! <- click here to see different ways to complete this task
BONUS: Mme Mélissa has a French story on our YouTube channel that fits well with this week’s theme! Feel free to view it below:
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 topic: Plus grand (bigger) et plus petit (smaller), and patterning
Parent & Child Video
After watching Mme Amy’s class, work with your child to complete the activities below.
Click the button below to download the worksheets. The first page asks you to complete the pattern, and the second page asks you to colour the object that is bigger (plus grand) or smaller (plus petit).
- Le plus grand = the biggest, pron: “luh plew grahw”
- Le plus petit = the smallest, pron: “luh plew puh-tee”
- Lequel est _______ = which one is ______, pron: “luh-kell aih”
- Grand = big, pron: “grahw”
- Petit = small, pron: “puh-tee”
- Moyen = medium, pron: “mwoh-yaih”
- Est-ce que c’est _______ = Is it _______, pron: “ess kuh saih”
This week’s topic: Salt (le sel) & Ice (la glace)
Parent & Child Video
We’ve got another fun science experiment this week!
This week’s science lesson will help explain to children why we put salt on sidewalks/roads when they’re icy. You can choose to complete this science experiment as you watch your lesson video, or afterwards.
To complete this experiment, you’ll need:
- some plastic animals or toys stuck in ice! (The night before the experiment, place them into the freezer in a bowl of water or in an ice cube tray if they’ll fit)
- warm water
- spoons and/or droppers
- a baking tray (so as not to make a mess!)
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.
French Vocabulary for this Experiment:
For some extra fun, you can continue to save your child’s other toys. My son loved this activity so much, we had to freeze, save, and refreeze them 3 times in one day haha! I do recommend just using warm water for future rounds so as to keep it less messy. It’s also fun to let them glide around a tray as if they’re skating (patiner = to skate, pron: “pah-tee-nay”).
“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 more footprint fun, but this time, you’re making the footprints! Let’s practice our writing our names in snow (or in mud/dirt/sand if you don’t have snow) but with des empreintes de pieds (footprints!).
This is a fun way to practice:
- Writing numbers or letters
- Or guessing which animal made which print
You can use toy animals to make mini footprints…OR here’s an extra fun idea…
Make animal prints out of cardboard for your child and fasten them to their outdoor shoes/boots!
- Je fais des empreintes = I’m making footprints
Pron: “juh faih dayz aw-praihnt”
- Des traces d’animaux = animal footprints
Pron: “day trass dah-nee-moh”
- Dans la neige = in the snow
Pron: “daw lah naihj”
- Dans la boue = in the mud
Pron: “daw lah boo”
- Dans le sable = in the sand
Pron: “daw luh sah-bluh”
- Des grands pas = big steps
Pron: “day graw pah”
- Des petits pas = little steps
Pron: “day puh-tee pah”
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 🙂