Jun 28

Curriculum & resources we’re using for summer learning

Before you get the wrong idea, let me just say that we don’t spend our entire summer doing workbooks! Our summers are so short here in Canada that I like to take advantage of them. That being said, I do … Continue reading

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Apr 24

Online French for middle school and high school – from beginner through immersion and native-language levels

I am knee-deep in planning ahead for next year right now! For the 2017-2018 school year, my children will be in grades 7 and 5. Yikes. High school is also looming over my head a bit, so I’ve been keeping … Continue reading

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Jan 30

How to start your own French club (even if you don’t speak French)

If you’re looking to shake up your regular routine a bit, early in the year can be a great time to start a French Club.  What exactly is that and how do you pull it together without losing your mind? … Continue reading

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Jan 16

Online French classes from EZ-FSL

I read about the online French classes offered by Antoine Khoury (a university professor) in a homeschooling newsletter.  Since I always want to pass along relevant resource information to you, I set up a Skype conversation with him a few … Continue reading

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Jan 02

New Year’s vegetable challenge in French (with free printable)

Back in December, I had this bright idea that if we tracked our fruit & vegetable servings to make sure we were getting enough, we’d eat more of these good things. Then, hopefully we’d have less room for all the … Continue reading

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Dec 05

French learning activities for Christmas

Just a quick post today to give you a few ideas for incorporating French vocabulary learning into a few different Christmas-themed activities. Last year, I wrote about what our French club did for our last meeting before Christmas.  We had … Continue reading

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Nov 07

Practicing French with card games + free printable

Making language practice fun is a great way to help kids remember what they’ve learned.  We play games a lot as a family and cards have been a very popular choice lately, so I decided to incorporate French practice into a … Continue reading

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Oct 31

Top 5 sources for French learning materials

Finding good sources for French learning materials is not easy. When I first started teaching my children at home, I had trouble finding resources for French. Today I thought I’d share with you the top 5 places that I go … Continue reading

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Oct 24

New France unit study: Literature-based with hands-on learning activities

We recently completed our New France unit study.  I chose to do this study in English with my kids because a lot of the ideas are abstract and I wasn’t confident in their ability to understand what I was saying … Continue reading

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Oct 17

17 French shows for kids on Netflix

We recently jumped back on the Netflix bandwagon.  I had cancelled our account last summer because we just found we weren’t using it.  We get regular TV by antenna and my husband set up a Digital Video Recorder using an … Continue reading

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