WEEK 3 : SEMAINE 3
Ready for your third week full of fun French plans? This week we will be completing a journal for a special someone, practicing the sound “an” (pronounced: “aw”), learning about 3D solids, recycling, and more. 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.
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.
Step1. Parent & Child Video
Step 3. This Week’s French Tasks:
With “La Fêtes des mères” (Mother’s Day) around the corner, this week’s French task is to complete a little French journal entry for their maman (or any other mother in their lives- be it their Grandma, an Aunt, a family friend etc.).
It’s important to highlight that every family is different. Some may have a mother, some may have two, some may have two fathers, some may have a Grandma as a primary parent, etc. For this reason, the document below has several versions. You can print out or recreate the version that suits your family best. Perhaps this could be a cute gift idea for several special people in their lives!
There are two sides to the document, one with the face and one with the flowers. There’s a “Maman” version, a blank version, and an English translation version of each page just to be sure we all understand what’s being said.
Son de la semaine: Click to open a fun worksheet! Circle the sound é/er/ez (pronounced “ay”)
MAKE IT FUN! <- click here to see different ways to complete this task
For those who are just joining us this spring, I had shared this with our fall and winter 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: Des formes en 3D / 3D Shapes (Pron: “day form aw trwah day”)
Step 1. Parent & Child Video
This week’s activity:
After watching this week’s lesson, hunt around your house to find the 3D shapes we learned in class. How many “cylindres” can they find? How many “sphères”? And how many “cubes”? This week’s math is best practiced in a very hands-on way!
Activity #2 is to draw a line from each object to its corresponding shape. Click on the activity below to print or simply trace their finger while looking at it from a screen.
If they’d like extra practice with more 3D shapes, check out the video in Madame Amy’s version classroom.
This week’s topic: We’re learning about recycling and how to sort it! (Yes- I will be asking them to help you with the recycling this week, woohoo!)
Step 2. Parent & Child Video
Science Activity of the Week:
There are actually 2 activities for this week and neither requires an activity sheet.
1. In this week’s lesson, I’ve asked children to help their parent(s) with recycling this week. Show your child how you sort the recycling. Talk about on which day the recycling truck comes by etc. This great lesson goes beyond French learning- we’re also working on important life skills and environmental responsibility!
2. I’ve also suggested in this week’s lesson that children make a recycled creation! Whether it be a castle (un château), a robot (un robot), etc. giving them the opportunity to reuse recycled items will help ensure they understand why these materials can and should be reused instead of placed into waste bins.
3. Psst! This is also a great opportunity to tie in this week’s math- what 3D shapes can they find in the recycling?
Some basic French vocabulary to use as you complete this science activity:
- le recyclage “luh ruh-see-klahj” = recycling
- la boîte bleue “lah bwaht bluh” = the blue bin
- la boîte verte “lah bwaht vairt” = the green bin
- la boîte noire “lah bwaht nwar” = the black bin
- le carton “luh kahr-tohw” = cardboard
- le papier “luh pah-pyay” = paper
- le plastique “luh plah-steek” = plastic
- le verre “luh vair” = glass
- le compost “luh kawm-puhst” = compost
- la poubelle “lah pou-bell” = the garbage
Outdoor Activity of the Week:
Story time outside! This week’s outdoor activity is taking your stories outside! Whether that means reading out loud or simply looking at the pages, fresh air just can’t be beat!
Here’s some French vocabulary for when you’re reading
(this way- you don’t even need French books to practice your French reading vocabulary!)
Psst…normally I provide pronunciation, but to fit as much vocabulary on the page as I could, I stuck to translation this time! If you need help pronouncing something on the page below, type it into your google translate app and listen back to it. It’s a great way for parents & children to learn the pronunciation of something together.
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:
On the computer screen today is “Foufou”, a humorous little creature, is learning 3D shapes in French. There are many other Foufou videos where he learns different themed vocabulary available on YouTube.
– 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
Please know that I am ALWAYS here to support you with any questions you may have. .
Madame Amy 🙂