May 03

French fun for Star Wars day

Ok, so “May the 4th” be with you doesn’t exactly translate, but we pretended it did and made it the theme for our French Club today. Character presentations We started with presentations.  At home ahead of time, each child prepared … Continue reading

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Apr 19

French activities for Earth Day (activités apprentissage jour de la terre)

Spring is so busy!  We spent a month in San Diego, California and I feel like I’ve been scrambling ever since we got home.  We’ve been changing up our French routine a bit (for the better, I think), and I … Continue reading

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Mar 16

A review of Think Bilingual Free app

This app is fun, educational, and best of all – free! Three different languages are included – English, French, and Spanish. There are 14 sections – each addressing basic areas of language. For example, one is around the house and … 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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Feb 08

Review of Envolée App La Chouette 2A – Un critique

Envolée posted this app on their Facebook feed recently (where, incidentally, they also often post links for free vocabulary sheets – follow them here) and I knew I wanted to try it out. The app is geared for Francophone students … Continue reading

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Jan 28

French Club: whales and other ocean animals (activités d’apprentissage les baleines et autres animaux marins))

One of our recent themes at French club was whales (les baleines).  We started with a game where one child was the whale (the hunter).  We used a scarf as a blindfold.  The blindfolded child made a noise and the … Continue reading

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Jan 18

Passeport apps by Hachette Livre (review / critique)

Bottom line: A great choice for kids who already have a basic French vocabulary. A fun way to practice different concepts and also pick up new words by following the instructions. Not a good choice for beginners. I think the … 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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Dec 10

French Club: Christmas fun

This will be my last post for 2015. See you again in January! For our last French Club before Christmas this year, we played a few vocabulary games. Christmas survey All of the kids asked each other what their favourite … Continue reading

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Dec 03

French music from La Montagne Secrète and Suzanne Pinel

As I mentioned recently, I’m working on adding more French to our lives through music.  I stumbled across La Montagne Secrète, a company that produces a number of titles.   Thankfully our library carries most of the collection, so we’ve … Continue reading

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