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Non-Verbal Communication

Non-verbal communication DRAFT POST - a work in progress  Objective: Students will understand that both verbal and non-verbal cues contribute meaning in language. Resources Pie Chart simple image - Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication  Pie Chart research...

Lacrosse Inquiry Project

Lacrosse Inquiry Project This lesson introduces masculine and feminine forms of words (colours). BC Core French Curriculum – Grade 5 (This project was my first attempt at an inquiry project.  There is always room to grow as a teacher).   🙂 Resources...

Francophone Countries

Francophone Countries Around the World This was a lesson to "demonstrate basic awareness that there are Francophone communities around the world."  BC Core French Curriculum - Grade 7   Resources Flags of the World cards  Une Liste des Pays Francophone (Worksheet)...

St Valentin Bulletin Board

St Valentin Bulletin Board This was a language and cultural lesson. Resources Je t'aime beaucoup video J'aime Papa, J'aime Maman video Paper for cards French Valentine's cards from store or internet CULTURE We brainstormed what makes a Valentine card. I was looking...

Mon numéro de téléphone

This is a lesson that works with Club Mystère. After introducing numbers 0-13 in French, I created a game using the text book. I photocopied page ?? of the text book and cut out 6 of the 8 identity cards of the different characters. (I also photocopied the page so it...

Joyeux Noël Bulletin Board

Joyeux Noël Bulletin Board Supplies: coffee mug (for the circle) glitter YouTube video We began by drawing three fleur-dis-lis with the instructions that I found on YouTube. (They are very simple and easy to understand.) Then we looked at Christmas ornaments with a...

My Birthday / Mon Anniversaire French Lesson

Lesson – Mon Anniversaire French Lesson Unit 2 Objective: Students will learn the months of the year.janvier, février, mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, août, septembre, octobre, novembre, décembre Students will learn how to discuss their and their classmates’...

Counting in French from 14 – 31

Counting in French from 14-31 (Updated October 2017) Objective: Students will review numbers 0-13 and learn numbers 14-31 (zéro, un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze, douze, treize) quatorze, quinze, seize, dix-sept, dix-huit,...

Henri Matisse and French Colours

Objective: Students will learn how to describe colours in French. bleu, blanc, brun (marron), gris, jaune, noir, orange, rouge, rose, vert, violet Students will learn to state they love/like a colour. J'aime le/l' ______. Resources: Colouring worksheet (If it doesn’t...

Mètis Culture

Objective: Students will learn about Mètis culture as they hear a story about a Mètis family, listen to Mètis music and learn to play the spoons: Resources Fiddle Dancer book and CD Sierra's Song - Metis Fiddle Music How to Play the Spoons I began this lesson by...

Rooms in a School

Objective: Students will learn rooms of the school: la bibliothèque, le bureau, la cours, la salle de français, la salle de musique, la salle des professeur, les toillets, Resources Images of the rooms of the school with French labels Images of the rooms of the school...

Giving Directions in French

Objective: Students will learn directions: Tourner à gauche, tourner à droite, va toute droit Resources Students’ hands Basic school supplies in a school pencil box This French Directions lesson was fun as the students loved using their own supplies to make mazes on...

Learning French Colours

French Colours Objective: Students will learn how to describe the colour of Santa’s outfit and other French colours. Students will learn how to state “I like my (colour) (clothing)” and “I like your (colour) (clothing). J’aime mes bottes noires. J’aime tes bottes...

Comment ça va?

Comment ça va (Updated September 2017) Objective: Students will be able to ask people how they are feeling and tell people how they are feeling: Ça va? Comment ça va? Et toi? (Grade 7: Comment allez vous? Et vous?) Ça va très bien. Ça va bien. Ça va. Comme...

My Blog Roll

Why do I blog? I think the above image says it all. I blog to share, to connect, to create and to inspire.  I love when I can explore another connected teacher's blog roll. If you have a site or great links you wish to share, please send them to me as I look forward...

Je Me Souviens – I Remember (Remembrance Day)

Objective: Students will learn target Remembrance Day  language : Je me souviens Resources Remembrance Day poppy wreaths colouring sheets Remembrance Day French/English decorations I wanted to do something quick that supported our Remembrance Day ceremony.  The target...

Quel âge as-tu?

Lesson four – Quel âge as-tu? Unit 1 Unit 1 – I can statements Objective: Students will be able to ask and respond to the question “How old are you?”. Quel âge as-tu?  J’ai _____ ans. Resources: Quel âge as-tu? video Numbers 7-12 (Wait for the red oval and yellow...

Counting in French from 0 to 13

Counting 0-13 in French (Updated October 2017) Objective: Students will know the numbers 1-13 zéro, un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six,  sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze, douze, treize Resources: French bookmark Number worksheet Bataille Navale - Battleship...

Je Dis Bonjour

Lesson two – Je Dis Bonjour Unit 1 Unit 1 – I can statements Objective: Students will know how to ask “How does one say hello?” and answer “I say hello, You say hello, He says hello and “She says hello.” Comment dit-on “hello?” Je dis _____.  Tu dis _____.  Il...

Je m’appelle

Je m'appelle (Updated September 2017) Objective: Students will be able ask people their names and respond to the same question: Comment t’appelles-tu? Je m’appelle _____.  Il s’appelle _____.  Elle s’appelle _____. Bonjour Resources Colouring worksheet with fleurs de...

Birds Birds Birds!

    This week’s theme was about birds.  A wide varied of age groups from Kindergarten to Grade 7 enjoyed the many hands-on activities.  We were fortunate to have many feather, seeds and nests as well as magnifying glasses and a microscope to make this theme a...

Bûche de Noël / Yule Log

This three period lesson was a hit as it ended with a yummy treat! Concepts Explored: Comparing food eaten during the winter holiday by each student to a traditional Canadian Francophone Christmas Dinner Activities: Venn Diagram Bûche de Noël (Yule Log) I began this...

Exploring the Ocean

Over two days, groups of students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 7 explored stations relating to water and the ocean.  To set the mood, I played ocean waves sounds as the students were free investigate and experience a wide variety of opportunities.  These two...