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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Jul 06

French Club: Worms, worms, and more worms! (activités d’apprentissage – les vers)

The gardening season in Canada is super short, but we love our summers while they last. So, a few weeks ago, we decided to have some fun with worms during our French club. We started with worm obstacle courses. My … Continue reading

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Jun 25

Book series: Crocolou

Crocolou has a daddy crocodile and a mommy wolf (loup). Each book in this series chronicles one of his simple adventures, suitable for younger kids. Both my 9 year old and 8 year old enjoyed the books when we read … 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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Jun 02

Review of edupad iTooch apps (Critique des apps iTooch d’eduPad)

Part of our French routine at home involves the kids spending 10-15 minutes per day on some kind of app or web site. Initially, we used apps that covered basic vocabulary expansion, but as the kids progressed, we started adding … Continue reading

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May 22

Prioritizing language learning

Ever feel like there are just too many things to do? Me, too. I find that when I’m running low on energy, speaking French to my kids is one of the first things that just drops off the radar. It’s … 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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May 08

This week in French

Isn’t this time of the year completely nuts? Here’s what we’ve managed to squeeze in for French this week. Lesson discussion time together 15-20 minutes 4 times a week Earlier this week, we read the book Du Pain Du Lait … Continue reading

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Apr 03

French activities to learn about the Arctic (activités Arctique)

We recently completed a unit study on the Arctic.  We did a lot of fun stuff in English at our homeschool co-op but added these French activities to complement the topic.     Books with accompanying lesson ideas: Etuk et … Continue reading

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Mar 27

Fun French activities with a mystery theme (activités mystères)

I thought this was going to be the best French club ever. Turns out it was a bit of a gong show, so if you do these activities, please make sure to tweak them as I’ve suggested. 🙂 Secret code … Continue reading

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