Jun 23

Five Fun French ideas for summer (+3 resources for fall)

After this post, I am taking a bit of a blogging break for the month of July.  I’ll be back in August with some more ideas for the fall. Looking for some quick, fun, and easy ideas to practice French … Continue reading

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Jun 13

French practice with board games

We were in a rut.  There were a few things in our homeschooling routine that were sucking the life right out of the kids and quite honestly me too.  Not that everything we do has to be fun – as … Continue reading

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May 31

Learning French with recipes

This past winter, I felt like we were in a real rut as far as language learning was going.  I like to switch things up and use a variety of methods and learning situations, so I decided to add cooking … Continue reading

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May 03

French fun for Star Wars day

Ok, so “May the 4th” be with you doesn’t exactly translate, but we pretended it did and made it the theme for our French Club today. Character presentations We started with presentations.  At home ahead of time, each child prepared … Continue reading

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Apr 19

French activities for Earth Day (activités apprentissage jour de la terre)

Spring is so busy!  We spent a month in San Diego, California and I feel like I’ve been scrambling ever since we got home.  We’ve been changing up our French routine a bit (for the better, I think), and I … Continue reading

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Jan 28

French Club: whales and other ocean animals (activités d’apprentissage les baleines et autres animaux marins))

One of our recent themes at French club was whales (les baleines).  We started with a game where one child was the whale (the hunter).  We used a scarf as a blindfold.  The blindfolded child made a noise and the … Continue reading

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Dec 10

French Club: Christmas fun

This will be my last post for 2015. See you again in January! For our last French Club before Christmas this year, we played a few vocabulary games. Christmas survey All of the kids asked each other what their favourite … Continue reading

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Oct 29

Fall schedule dump, successful gym classes and not-so-successful field trips

I’m noticing that the fall scrambles are hitting our household.  You know that feeling of having taking on too many activities and having no time left over for anything else?  In prior years, I have pushed through the feeling.  This … Continue reading

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Oct 16

French activities for the fall (activités d’apprentissage d’automne)

Here’s what we’ve been up to lately during French time in our house: Fall colours French club At our French club a few weeks ago, I divided a white board into 4 sections – brown (brun), orange (orange), yellow (jaune), … Continue reading

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Sep 24

How much French practice is enough to be bilingual? (Plus our fall routine re-cap)

I’ve read before (can’t remember where) that in order to achieve true bilingualism, a child needs a minimum of 30% of their waking hours in the target language. If a child is awake for 12 hours each day, we’re looking … Continue reading

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