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Bonjour les amis! 

I hope you’re as excited as I am about our spring 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! Please watch the quick 3 minute welcome video for parents above for my top tips to getting the most out of this program.

If you haven’t already viewed this program’s introduction video, please do so that you understand how the program works. 

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:  

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 theme is “le printemps” (springtime) and we’ll be on the hunt for various spring vocabulary words. After watching Madame Amy’s lesson above, click the image below to complete the “cherche et trouve” (search and find) to help practice our spring vocabulary through fun! Better yet, take them outside to see if they can find these items outdoors!

Scholastics Online French Library: Access Library Here

  • Username: student
  • Password: reading1
  • Access a ton of leveled digital French books and many have the option to listen to them!



For those who are just joining us this Spring, 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!

This week’s focus:
Simple addition and subtraction practice with the help of “Madame Sauté” (C’est qui ça?! Who is this? You will see!)

Parent & Child Video

This week’s activity:

  • Practice addition and subtraction with your child by drawing a number line from 0-10 outside on the ground with chalk, or by making one indoors with painter’s tape.
  • The print, cut, and glue together the die below (or simply draw your own cards if you don’t have a printer).
  • Have your child start from zero, and jump forwards for + and backwards for –
  • Play as a competition to see who can get to 10 first. 
  • Does your child want a challenge? Make your number line go to 20+ instead of 10!
  • Be sure to use the sheet below as a reference for French vocabulary & pronounciation.


Subtraction Practice:
Print out or recreate the worksheet below for some extra subtraction practice. Have your child put an X on the flies that Mme Sauté eats and then count to see how many flies are left. 

Psst! Does your child not enjoy worksheets as much as hands-on learning? Not to worry! Use the worksheet to understand the learning goal & read the French vocabulary words, but use cereal or small snacks to practice your subtraction instead.

This week’s topic:  We’re planting a seed (une graine, pron: “ewn graihn”) in this week’s science lesson! 

Step 1. Parent Instructions 

Important note: I don’t normally ask you to go out and get anything for our classes, but I’m making this one exception just because it’s such a big part of the JK/SK curriculum and it’s SO much better for them to have the actual experience growing a plant from a seed vs. just watching it from a video. 

You need:

  • A clear jar
  • Paper towel
  • Water
  • A couple seeds (bean seeds are really quick to grow!)
  • Sunlight (place by a window)
  • I used cling wrap as a “lid” to keep the jar warm

Step 2. Parent & Child Video

After watching Madame Amy’s lesson, help your child start their own seed jar by placing damp paper towel in a jar, placing the seeds against the sides (so we can see them grow), and sticking the jar by a window. Add water only when needed to ensure the paper towel stays damp.

Help them to complete the journal below, and keep an eye on your growing seeds each day! 

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 French vocabulary to use as you complete this science activity:


  • une graine = a seed (pron: “ewn graihn”)
  • de l’eau = some water (pron: “duh loh”)
  • du soleil = some sun (pron: “dew soh-lay”)
  • du papier absorbant = some paper towel (pron: “pah-pyay ab-zor-baw”)
  • Il faut attendre = we need to wait. (pron: “eel foh ah-taw-druh”)
  • Regarde les graines! = look at the seeds! (pron: “ruh-gahrd lay graihn”

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

Outdoor Activity of the Week:

  • L’art avec la pluie! = Rain art! 
  • On a rainy day, have your child draw something with coloured markers (the more colours the better!) 
  • Set the drawing(s) outside on a baking tray for a couple minutes. Watch as the rain paints a masterpiece with the colours you chose! 
  • Bring it back in to dry and observe the changes that the rain made! 

French Vocabulary:

  • un dessin = a drawing, pron: “uh daih-saih”
  • des marqueurs = markers, pron: “day mahr-kuhr”
  • les couleurs = the colours, pron: “lay koo-luhr”
  • la pluie = the rain, pron: “lah plwee”
  • Qu’est-ce qui va arriver? = What will happen?, pron: “kess kee vah ah-ree-vay?”
  • Les couleurs mélangent! = The colours are mixing!, pron: “lay koo-luhr may-lawj”
  • Regarde! = Look!, pron: “ruh-gahrd”

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 🙂