WEEK 6 : SEMAINE 6
We are semaine 6 and we will be practicing differentiating é and è, playing with tangrams in math, our science lesson will be a STEM building challenge, and our outdoor education activity is shadow drawing.
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 differentiating the sounds é (pronounced “ay”) and è (pronounced “aih”). After watching Mme Amy’s lesson above, help your child to cut out the é and è squares and place them in the correct boxes. Is it fusée or fusèe?
Les réponses / The answers: étoile, lèvres, fusée, zèbre
If you’d like more practice with these sounds, here are two worksheets that can help to solidify their comprehension. (one about the sound é, and the other about the sound è) Don’t forget that there are multiple other ways to practice your writing en français even if your child doesn’t take to worksheets! Check them out here.
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 playing with tangrams! What is a tangram? A tangram is a geometric puzzle in the shape of a square. The square is cut into 7 pieces and these pieces can be rearranged to make various other shapes and objects. They’re commonly used in the primary math curriculum.
Step 1. Parent & Child Video
This week’s activity:
- Print out or recreate a tangram (you could hold a piece of paper up to the screen and trace the puzzle!). Complete Madame Amy’s lesson using your tangram pieces.
- See if your child can make the shapes below.
- Encourage them to keep trying even if it’s a little difficult! Don’t forget, our brain is a muscle- the only way to grow it is to exercise it with practice!
- Once they’ve attempted to make the shapes, let their creativity run wild! What can they make with their tangram pieces? Feel free to add a picture into the facebook group to show their friends.
Peux-tu faire un ____
(Can you make a ____)?,
pron: “puh tew faihr uh”
une maison (pron: “ewn maih-zohw”), a house
un chien (pron: “uh shee-yaih”), a dog
un chien (pron: “uh shee-yaih”), a dog
This week’s topic: This week’s science is another STEM challenge. We’re going to make structures out of mini marshmallows and toothpicks! For this video lesson you need toothpicks and mini marshmallows (alternatives: toothpicks and peas or small twigs/sticks and play dough ).
Step 2. Parent & Child Video
This week’s activity is a STEM challenge! STEM challenges are very popular in school these days because they allow children to explore, guess, and try creating things in a very hands-on manner. For this challenge you need toothpicks and mini marshmallows (alternative: twigs & pieces of play dough or clay).
- We’ll practice making “des formes” (some shapes) together first
- After making “un carré” (a square) et “un triangle” (a triangle), help your child make “un cube” (a cube).
- Then let them explore away, making their own creation! They can take a picture of it or draw a plan for what they hope to make in the space at the bottom of the worksheet below.
- Use the vocabulary below (along with Mme Amy’s video lesson) to help practice your French as you complete this STEM activity
Helpful French vocabulary & pronunciation:
- des guimauves, pron: “day gee-mohv” = marshmallows
- un cure-dent, pron: “uh kewr daw” = a toothpick
- une structure, pron “ewn strewk-tewr” = a structure
- un carré, pron “uh kah-ray” = a square
- un triangle, pron “uh tree-aw-gluh” = a triangle
- une forme, pron “ewn fohrm” = a shape
- un cube, pron “uh kewb” = a cube
- C’est tombé!, pron “saih tohm-bay” = It fell!
- Est-ce que tu peux faire un(e) _______?”, pron “ess kuh tew puh cray-ay uh/ewn ___” = Can you make a _____?
- Qu’est-ce que tu peux créer?, pron “kess kuh tew puh kray-ay?” = What can you create?
- Qu’est-ce que tu peux construire?, pron “kess kuh tew puh kohw-strweer?” = What can you construct?
- J’ai fait un ______, pron “jhay faih uh ____” = I made a _____
Outdoor Activity of the Week:
- Shadow drawing:
- Let your child choose a couple toys
- Bring the toys, a piece of paper & pencils outside
- Place the toys at the edge of the paper so that the sun creates a shadow on the paper.
- Have your child trace their toys’ shadows
- Use the French vocabulary below to help practice the relevant vocabulary words.
- Un ombre, pron: “uhn ohm-bruh” = a shadow
- Peux-tu tracer l’ombre?, pron: “puh tew trah-say lohm-bruh?” = Can you trace the shadow?
- La feuille de papier, pron: “lah fuh-ee duh pah-pyay” = the piece of paper
- Le soleil, pron: “luh soh-lay”, the sun
- Les jouets, pron: “lay joo-aih” = the toys
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 on the storybook on the floor to watch Mme Mélissa’s latest French story time. Psst! You can download the books she reads with a link found in each video’s description.
– 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 🙂