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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Mar 27

French workbooks from Cahiers N.G.

I recently found Cahiers N.G. on a vendor listing for last year’s AQED conference (AQED = Association Québecoise pour Éducation à Domicile – or Québec Association for education at home). I was doing some planning for next year, looking for … Continue reading

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Mar 13

Mid-year adjustments to our French curriculum & routine

Anyone else feeling tired? I’m always so ambitious when planning curriculum, but half-way through the year of actually doing it, I’m spent! This year has been particularly bad. I think I took on too many projects last summer.  As a … Continue reading

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Nov 14

French grammar curriculum: Mon Babillard review (critique)

I’m guessing that grammar is not your child’s favourite subject.  It’s not a big draw in our house either.  However, it’s one of those things that really does need to be learned if the goal is true bilingualism.  On the … 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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Sep 26

French resources for learning about apples (activités d’apprentissage – les pommes)

Fall is a great time to learn about apples and apple vocabulary in French.  Here are a few resources to help you with that. Paper apple relay Last year at this time, we did a paper apple relay race with … Continue reading

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Aug 15

How to use a worksheet subscription from Génie Publication to enhance learning (Review / critique)

Génie Publication has a full library of worksheets and curriculum – all downloadable.  The site is divided into 2 sections – curriculum to buy individually (prices vary depending on the item) and worksheets that come with the subscription service.   An … Continue reading

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Aug 05

Curriculum picks for 2016-2017 (all subjects)

I cannot believe I have a 6th grader and a 4th grader in the house.  Yikes.  I’m not sure where the time has gone!  Here are our curriculum picks for 2016-2017 for all subjects (unless, of course, I’ve forgotten something, … Continue reading

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