WEEK 4 : SEMAINE 4
Ready week 4 of French? This week we are practicing some beginner reading skills, learning the son “in”, sorting solids in math, learning about the cycle of a butterfly, going on an insect hunt, and more!
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:
We’re practicing storytelling skills en français this week! Use the template below to help your child come up with their own story.
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: We’re adding more solid shapes to our vocabulary this week and we’re practicing sorting them at the same time!
Step 1. Parent & Child Video
This week’s activity:
After watching this week’s lesson, print out or recreate these cards for a fun matching game. Turn all the cards over, blank side up, and take turns trying to find the matches (les paires).
If you don’t have a printer, I only made 8 cards so they could easily be drawn/recreated if need be. OR you can pull the cards up on your screen and practice the vocabulary together.
Save this image on your phone (I made it screen-sized for easy use!)
Go on a hunt for 3D shapes around the house and/or go on a walk and see which shapes you can spot outside!
This week’s topic: We’re learning about the life cycle of “un papillon” = a butterfly. Pron: “uh pah-pee-yohw”
Step 2. Parent & Child Video
Science Activity of the Week:
This week’s science consists of a fun little project! After watching Mme Amy’s science lesson, help your child complete the project below. If you don’t have a printer, there’s no need to worry- draw cartoon versions of an egg, cocoon, butterfly, and caterpillar and you’re set to go!
French vocabulary & pronunciation:
- le papillon 🦋 pron: “luh pah-pee-yohw”
- le cocon = the cocoon, pron: “luh koh-kohw”
- la chenille 🐛 pron: “lah shuh-nee”
- l’oeuf 🥚 pron: “luhf”
Outdoor Activity of the Week:
- Since we’re learning about butterflies, it only makes sense to go on a little insect hunt! Take to the outdoors and save the image below on your phone. Go on a hunt and see if you can find all of the insects on our list.
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 this week is Madame Jennie reading “La chenille qui fait des trous” (The French translation of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”).
– 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 🙂