I love using the change in season to introduce my primary students to French spring vocabulary. One of my favorite spring activities is listening to music! The kids love to sing along, and I find that the lyrics stick in their head, so they absorb the vocabulary better. Here are
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In 2019, consent was added as a topic in the Ontario Health Curriculum. Teaching consent in primary is very important, but you may feel a little lost in choosing age appropriate activities. I highly recommend starting the conversation around consent at the beginning of the year. I have ready-to-go health
Looking for some hands-on activities for your French states of matter unit? I want to share with you five engaging activities that you can use with your elementary students. Several of these experiments come from my French Properties of Solids and Liquids unit. You can find many more states of
As spring arrives, I always take the opportunity with the change in season to engage my students in French spring words. It’s always a fun chance to expand on students’ vocabulary, while also having some fun in the classroom! I am going to share with you my top three French
If you’ve ever had questions about how to effectively teach French reading strategies, you wouldn’t be alone! As teachers, we’ve all had moments where we wondered if we were best helping our students. In this blog, I am going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions I see
We all know our students learn in different ways, and this couldn’t be more true than with reading. In this blog, I will discuss what shared reading is and how it can be used with your French students. If you want to know more about reading, check out this post
I love teaching grade two science with my French students. It has the best curriculum! I especially love the simple machines French science unit. Simple machines can be a little boring for grade two students, but with the right materials, you can put together a fun and engaging unit. You
When you are busy preparing for and assessing your French students, creating an organized system of where to store your data and assessments may be the last thing on your mind. However, by setting up a system for storing assessments and data, you will save yourself lots of time (and
Reading is a complex and highly developmental process. It can be really hard to teach someone how to read, especially in a second language. French high frequency words instruction is necessary for students to progress. As a native or proficient speaker, we don’t think about the letters and pieces of
I often get questions about how to teach French reading and literacy. In this blog, I want to cover some of the most common questions I receive, so you can feel confident teaching your French students. P.S. I have several blogs that cover French literacy. If you don’t find the
With the many skills and assessments available to French teachers, how do you know which is best for tracking reading progress? How can you keep student tracking from becoming chaos? And how can you make student progress monitoring successful rather than just another to-do item? In this blog, I will
I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to find great French books that I can read during my science lessons. I found the Ma vie de … series and I’ve never looked back. I wish they had more of these on other bugs and animals! These books
Hey everyone! My name is Jessica Stairs and I’m this week’s guest blogger for the amazing Mme Caroline. I teach Grade 1 French immersion in Ottawa and have taught everything from K-6. This will be my fifth year teaching Grade 1 and I love it the most! I share a
Bonjour! My name is Kaitlyn Reid and I am your guest blogger this week! I am a Core French teacher in a small rural town in Ontario and love everything about languages! You can find me on Facebook and you can find me on Instagram. How has it come to