WEEK 7 : SEMAINE 7
We are semaine 7 and we will be practicing differentiating le/la from les, learning about halves and quarters in math, seeing “what’s in an apple” in science, and our outdoor education activity is bird watching en français!
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 going to practice knowing whether to say le/la or les in this week’s French lesson. After watching Mme Amy’s lesson, use the worksheet below to practice! Note: We are not learning the difference between masculine or feminine here – there aren’t really “rules” to that, it just takes practice listening and learning what is masc. vs. fem. What ever are learning here is the difference between a single object (we use either “le” or “la”) and multiple objects (we use “les”).
Le = the (used for masculine nouns), pronounced: “luh”
La = the (used for feminine nouns), pronounced “lah”
Les = the (used for plural nounds), pronounced “lay”
Les réponses / The answers: le biscuit, les papillons, la banane, les fraises, les raisins secs, la chaise
Worksheet French Pronunciation:
biscuit = “bee-skwee”
papillon = “pah-pee-yohw”
banane = “bah-nahn”
fraises = “fraihz”
raisins secs = “raih-zaih seck”
chaise = “shaihz”
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 taking our learning further with regards to fractions. The last time we talked about fractions we only focused on whether something was cut into equal parts vs. unequal parts. Now we’re taking it a step further by learning about quarters (something cut into 4 equal parts) vs. halves (something cut into two equal parts).
Step 1. Parent & Child Video
This week’s activity:
After watching Mme Amy’s lesson, use the worksheet below to practice identifying if something is cut into halves (en moitiés, pron: “aw mwah-tyay”) or into quarters (en quartiers, pron: “aw kahr-tyay”).
Cut out the images below and place them in the correct column of the T-chart.
No printer? Fractions certainly don’t need to be practiced with paper & pencil! Get out your playdough practice cutting pieces into halves vs. quarters. Or allow them to help you cut up some fruit / sandwiches (with close parent supervision of course!).
This week’s topic:What’s in an apple? Let’s take a peek inside and see what we find!
Step 2. Parent & Child Video
In this week’s science we’re learning about all the properties of an apple. What does it taste like? What’s inside an apple? How many seeds can we find? Does your apple have a stem? What colour is your apple? Does your apple float or sink?
For this week’s science activity you will need…an apple (surprise, surprise! haha)
After watching Mme Amy’s lesson, do a little apple exploration with your child and help them answer the questions included on the page below:
Helpful French vocabulary & pronunciation:
- une pomme, pron: “ewn puhm” = an apple
- C’est de quelle couleur?, pron: “saih duh kell koo-luhr?” = What colour is it?
- Est-ce que c’est délicieuse?, pron “ess-kuh saih day-lee-syuhz?” = Is it delicious?
- Est-ce que ça flotte ou coule?, pron “ess-kuh sah fluht oo kool?” = Does it float or sink?
- Est-ce qu’il a une tige?, pron “ess-kee-lee-ah uh teej?” = Is there a stem?
- Combien de graines est-ce qu’il y a?, pron “kohm-byaih duh graihn ess-kee-lee ah?” = How many seeds are there?
- Est-ce que tu aimes manger les pommes?, pron “ess-kuh tew aihm maw-jay lay puhm?” = do you like to eat apples?
Outdoor Activity of the Week:
- L’observation des oiseaux / Bird watching:
- Take a walk in nature and see how many of these birds you can spot!
- Save the image below as a picture on your phone so that you can refer to the French bird names during your walk.
- Take a peek out the window of Mme Amy’s virtual classroom to listen to the different noises that various birds make.
P.s. This photo is meant to be “phone sized” so that it fits well on a phone’s screen vs. requiring you to print it. If you prefer to print however, simply save the image, open a blank word or pages document, paste the image there and change the size to be however small/large you would like.
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:
– 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 🙂