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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Aug 03

How to do French immersion at home in 3 simple steps

The most common question I get asked is how to do French immersion at home – either because children used to be in French immersion at school and are now being homeschooled, or because parents recognize the benefits of a … Continue reading

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May 15

Question de textes by Envolée – Product review (critique)

I asked Envolée to allow me to review their Question de textes 3 book because reading is such an important part of vocabulary development.  I had been looking for something to help my children add to their French vocabulary while … Continue reading

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Feb 18

Product review – Collection Caribou (critique)

A francophone friend of mine recommended these books to me because she uses them with her children. She liked the broad coverage of different topics included and the colourful interface. After looking through her copies, I had to agree and … Continue reading

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Jan 07

Learning French in January

Our activity load was really heavy this past fall. This was great and all, but I’m grateful for a January that has fewer things on the calendar! I had dumped a few things from our home routine a few months … 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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Jul 11

In French this week…

It’s been crazy hot in Ontario this week, so we’ve been enjoying a lot of time outside in the pool. Hurray for summer! I’m super excited that my kids are finally starting to respond in French quite a bit throughout … Continue reading

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Jun 12

Finding French teaching support

What do you do when you need some outside help for your kids to learn French? If you live in a French environment, great. But for those of us who don’t, what can we do? Summer day camps – ‘tis … Continue reading

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May 18

Learning about ocean animals in French (activités d’apprentissage animaux de l’océan / la mer)

Normally I post activities on here after we’ve done them so that I can let you know what worked and didn’t but in this case, I’m posting the lesson plans before we’ve actually worked through them.  We are studying the … Continue reading

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