WEEK 8 : SEMAINE 8
We are semaine 8 and we will be practicing common questions and interviewing friends/family in French. In math we’ll be skip counting by 2s and by 5s. In science we’ll be doing some fun blindfolded taste tests, and in outdoor education we’ll learn French vocabulary you need to skip rocks!
P.S. This is your second last week of “school”! Next week is your last weekly French plan of the 123 Petits Pas JK/SK program! Félicitations for getting this far!
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 learn to ask and answer common questions by holding mini interviews with our friends and family members. After watching Mme Amy’s interviews with our puppet friends, interview your child in French (and complete the interview form below). Then it’s their turn to interview you and/or friends and family. Click the image below to translate the worksheet and parent support page.
Sidenote: The word “interview” is a funny one in French because it’s kind of changed over time and depends on your region. In Canada you hear “entrevue” or even sometimes “interview”, whereas in France you may more commonly hear “entretien”. None are wrong – all are correct and everyone will know what you mean no matter which you choose to use. 🙂
Ma pizza idéale
During his interview in this week’s French lesson, M. Mélangé mentioned that his favourite food is pizza. To add a little fun French practice, use the document below to allow your child to add their favourite toppings to their ideal pizza. Click the image below to download the worksheet and view the French pizza toppings page + pronunciation.
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 learning about skip counting and will be counting by 2s and by 5s with the help of a bunny and a dinosaur.
Step 1. Parent & Child Video
This week’s activity:
After watching Mme Amy’s lesson, use the worksheet below to practice counting by 2s and by 5s in French.
- Use chalk outdoors (or painters tape indoors) to allow them to practice skip counting while hopping like a bunny, or taking huge steps like a dinosaur.
- Draw a number line like the one seen in Mme Amy’s lesson (start from 0 -> 10 or 20 depending on where your child is at with their counting).
- Roll the die- if you get a bunny: they need to hop like a bunny & count by twos. If you get a dinosaur: they need to take big steps like a dinosaur and count by 5s.
- No printer? Simply draw a dino and a bunny on two pieces of paper and let them close their eyes and pick a card. 🙂
- Un dinosaur = a dinosaur (pron: “uh dee-no-zohr”)
- Un lapin = a bunny (pron: “uh lah-paih”)
- Saute comme = jump like (pron: “soht kuhm”)
- Compte par bonds de 5 = count by 5s (pron: “kohwnt pahr bohw duh sank”)
- Compte par bonds de 2 = count by 2s (pron: “kohwnt pahr bohw duh duh”)
- Compte jusqu’à = count to ____ (pron: “kohwnt ju-skah”)
MAKE IT FUN! <- Fun ideas on how to practice your French counting
This week’s topic: We’re talking about our 5 senses, with a highlight on taste!
Step 2. Parent & Child Video
After watching Madame Amy’s lesson, it’s your child’s turn to be a taste tester! Find a few fun and safe edible items, blindfold your child, and see if they can guess what it is that they’re eating.
Have them complete the sheet below after each one. Open to see the parent support, pronunciation, and translation.
Outdoor Activity of the Week:
Rock skipping / Throwing rocks into water:
This week’s outdoor activity is to throw some rocks in water. It’s a great way to entertain little ones while practicing their throwing skills, learning French vocabulary in a hands-on way, and even allowing them to learn new things such as: how far the rock will go if you throw a small rock lightly vs. really fast, what about a large rock? Which rocks make the biggest splashes? Can we count to 10 en français and then “lance” (throw) at the same time? There are so many opportunities for learning with this simple outdoor game. You can even teach them to skip rocks if you know how to yourself ;).
- Faire des ricochets = to skip rocks, (pron: “faihr day rih-koh-shaih”)
- Lance = throw, (pron: “lawce”)
- Une roche = a rock, (pron: “ewn rush”)
- Une petite roche = a little rock (pron: “ewn puh-teet rush”)
- Une grosse roche = a large rock (pron: “ewn gross rush”)
- C’était très loin! = That was very far! (pron: “say-taih traih lwaih”)
- Tu as très bien lancé! = You threw very well! (pron: “tew ah traih byaih law-say”)
- Est-ce qu’on peut lancer en même temps? = Can we throw at the same time? (pron: “ess-kohw puh law-say aw maihm taw?”)
- Une éclaboussure = a splash (not the noise), (pron: “ay-klah-boo-sewr”)
- Plouf! = splash! (the noise), (pron: “ploof”)
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 face with the tongue to watch a fun episode of “tester des goûts” = taste test, much like what you’ll be doing in science this week.
- Click on the window to play a catchy version of “Si tu aimes le soleil” = If you’re happy and you know it en français (but directly translated actually means: If you love the sun)
– 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 🙂