WEEK 2 : SEMAINE 2
I hope you enjoyed your first week of spring French plans and that your children are eager for week 2! This week we will be focusing on weather, graphing, counting, a fun experiment, and an outdoor nature hunt. 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:
This is a task that you can help your child complete each morning starting today! Every time they wakeup, have them look outside, see what the weather is like, and then colour in the rectangle that corresponds in the bar graph. It will be really cool to see how many times we see “le soleil” vs. “la pluie” as we go about our spring program.
If you have access to a printer, here is a downloadable weather wheel! If you don’t, just refer to the download below in order to recreate the weather graph and learn the pronunciation and vocabulary to go along with it.
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: Counting & Graphing with bar graphs / un diagramme à barres (Pron: “dee-ah-grahm ah bahr”)
Step 1. Parent & Child Video
This week’s activity:
- Just like Mme Amy did in the lesson above, help your child count how many times they can find a “soleil” (sun), how many times can they find a “nuage” (cloud) etc. and then colour in that many on the bar graph.
Don’t forget to practice your counting (en français)! Counting is one of those things that has a HUGE difference in range of abilities for this age group. Some children are still learning to count to ten, others are way beyond that.
Side note: There is no need to worry or to compare your child to someone else’s, they’re all so different, they have different interests and different abilities.
What we can do though, is make practice counting something that is done naturally, each day, and in different ways! Here are some fun ideas for counting practice:
- Jumping on the bed and counting together! Un….deux…trois!
- Counting as you walk up or down a long set of steps.
- Look up at the sky and count the birds that pass by or see if you can find numbers in the clouds.
- Count their toys, count beads as they make bracelets, count their bites as they eat food…
The possibilities are endless and it doesn’t need to be obviously academic either! Need some help with number & alphabet pronunciation? Download the diagram below 🙂
This week’s topic: We’re completing a fun experiment called “dancing raisins” / “des raisins secs qui dansent” (pron: “day raih-zaih seck kee dawss”)
Step 1. Parent Instructions:
If you would like to complete this super easy experiment at home, you’ll need:
- A clear jar
- Bubbly water / Soda water
- Raisins (this also works with other small items such as: popcorn kernels, rice etc.)
Step 2. Parent & Child Video
You can choose to complete the experiment at the same time as me (just pause where need be), or you can choose to just watch the experiment if you don’t have the materials at home. Either way, be sure to pause the lesson to complete the science journal as you go! (Matériaux = Materials, avant = before, ma prédiction = my prediction, après = after).
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:
Outdoor Activity of the Week:
- This week’s outdoor educational activity is an easy one!
- Take to the outdoors, enjoy the fresh air together, and see how many of the below items you can find.
- The French vocabulary & pronunciation are included in the cheat sheet below!
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 “Le village de Dany” (or your children may know him as Daniel Tiger in the English version). I wanted to share this French episode because at 07:29 they start to sing a really cute tidy up song “Ranger, trier, ramasser, chaque jour, nettoyer” = Translation: “Tidy, sort, pick up, each day, clean up”. Since there are a lot of “r”s in this tune, it could help with our sound of the week! Plus, I am sure you all won’t mind me encouraging them to help you tidy up. 😉
– 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 🙂