Oct 24

Escales Canadian history activity books in French

A friend introduced me to these workbooks this past spring and I was immediately intrigued. It’s not often that you find full-colour, 130-page workbooks for about $12 each. I bought two copies of the grade 5 level (years 1745-1905) and … Continue reading

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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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Feb 13

French fun for Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14th is almost here and as usual I like to weave French vocabulary building into celebrations as much as I can (while still keeping them fun, of course!).  Each year on Valentine’s Day, I prepare a treasure hunt for … 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 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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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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