WEEK 8 : SEMAINE 8
Here are your French lessons for week 8! This week we’re talking about: the sound “ch” (which in French is pronounced “shh”), pairing small letters (les lettres minuscules) with capital letters (les lettres majuscules), practicing subtraction, smell in science, and we are making ten frames in nature. On y va!
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. This Week’s French Tasks:
French Activity: This week’s French lesson we’re practicing our “son de la semaine” = ch, pronounced “shh”, as well as pairing uppercase letters (majuscules) to their lower case letters (minuscules).
Activity: Match uppercase to lowercase. There are SO many fun hands-on ways you can help your child practice pairing uppercase letters with lowercase letters. Here are a few hands-on examples:
Do you have a magnetic set of letters? Draw with erase-able marker on a magnetic white board or on a baking tray and have your child find the majuscule for each letter.
Do you have any large bubble wrap? Write letters on the bubbles and have them match the uppercase letter to its lowercase by popping them one after the other.
Help your child to match the letters on your wall using sticky notes!
If you have dot stickers, write lowercase letters scattered on a sheet of paper. Write one uppercase letter on each sticker. Have your child cover the lowercase level with the matching uppercase letter.
Prefer something you can print, cut, and match?
I made a cute sock pairing activity for you. Simply print and cut out the socks (maybe your child would like to colour them first), then play a matching game or hide the socks around the house and have your child match them in that way. 🙂
Click to download a copy of our visual alphabet. There is an uppercase version as well as a lower case version! It could be a useful tool to allow your child to compare the difference.
This week’s focus: We’re practicing our subtraction skills – la soustraction!
Click the button below to download the worksheets. You don’t need to use the worksheets to practice your subtraction skills of course, but it’s a great idea for parents to at least use the instructions & vocabulary for support in recreating subtraction activities.
Hands-on ways to practice subtraction:
- Practice when eating small snacks
- With small toys / blocks
- With little balls of play dough
- While playing bowling
- With a number line (like we did earlier this session!)
This week’s topic: Devine l’odeur = guess that smell!
Parent & Child Video
This week is another test of the senses!
We’re going to play a blindfolded smell testing + vocabulary building game this week!
To complete this activity, you’ll need:
- a scarf to blindfold your child
- cups with food items and/or different smelling objects [examples: a candle, a flower, a dirty sock (ew! haha), an orange, a lemon…etc.]
Watch the video lesson above to see how Mme Amy and her little assistant complete the activity. 🙂 Then it’s your turn afterwards!
French Vocabulary for this activity:
- Qu’est-ce que tu sens? = What do you smell?
- Pron: “kess kuh tew sahw?”
- Devine l’odeur. = Guess the smell.
- Pron: “duh-veen loh-duhr”
- Est-ce que c’est le/la ____ = Is it the ____?
- Pron: “ess kuh saih luh/lah ____?”
- Je pense que c’est ______ = I think that it is ______
- Pron: “juh pawse kuh saih”
- Ça sent bon. = That smells good.
- Pron: “sah saw bohw”
- Ça sent mauvais. = That smells bad.
- Pron: “sah saw mo-vaih”
- C’est quoi ça? = What is that?
- Pron: “saih kwah sah?”
- Une odeur = a smell
- Pron: “ewn oh-duhr”
“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 math related. Remember when we practiced using a ten frame (un cadre à dix cases) as a great visual way of counting? This can easily be done outdoors as well!
How / Comment?
- If you have snow: trace a ten frame in the snow, or find sticks to make a ten frame and use leaves, pinecones, or rocks as counting tools
- If you don’t have snow: trace a ten frame in dirt or sand OR find sticks and make a ten frame: use fallen leaver or flowers, rocks, etc. as counting tools.
- On fait un cadre à dix cases = We’re making a ten frame.
Pron: “ohw faih uh kah-druh ah dee kazz”
- Ajoute 2 = Add two
Pron: “ah-joot duh”
- Enlève 2 = Take away 2
Pron: “aw-laihv duh”
- Il y a combien maintenant? = How many are there now?
Pron: “ee-lee-yah kohm-bee-aih maih-tuh-naw”
- Compte avec moi = count with me
Pron: “kohwnt ah-veck mwah”
- Bravo! = Good job!
- Tu sais très bien compter. = You know how to count very well.
Pron: “tew saih traih bee-yaih kohwn-tay”
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 🙂