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Narrative Writing in French Immersion

How many times has this happened to you? You give a great lesson on the writing task at hand then send your students to go do their assignment. 2 minutes later, you hear those dreaded words. “J’ai fini”. You think to yourself, how is this possible? You’ve only been working

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How to Dye Sensory Filler

Sensory bins are so beneficial for young children. They provide kids with a hands-on way to explore using their senses. They’re also a great opportunity to learn to play cooperatively, work on fine motor skills, develop their language skills, and more! In this post, I’ll be providing you with step by step instructions on how to dye sensory filler.

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French Syllables: Learn to Read Series

In this series, I will be showing you how I teach my students to read. This post is all about French Syllables. If you missed my last post, I talked about French Letter Sounds. Depending on what grade you teach, you may or may not be able to skip some

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The Easiest Way to Dye Wood Toys

I love Grimms toys as much as the next person, but they can get pricey really quick! I own their rainbow as well as some other wood toys. I really love how open ended they are. I’ve been looking for ways to make rainbow dyed toys at home. With some

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French Letter Sounds: Learn to Read Series

Teaching students how to read can be one of the most stressful things to do as a teacher. It isn’t always easy and there are a lot of factors that come into play. It’s important to remember that learning to read is a developmental process and kids progress at their

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Kindergarten Flow of the Day

In this post, I’ll be describing my Kindergarten Flow of the Day. For context, my school hours are 8:00-2:30. I would switch classes around 11:15 every day. The times I put in are approximate. I went by the cues of my students rather than the clock. Sometimes if the students

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Planning your Kindergarten Schedule

I never thought I would ever teach kindergarten full time. I’ve been teaching since 2013. I saw myself as a junior teacher until I got thrown into my first LTO in grade 2/3 and I absolutely fell in love with primary. Since then, I moved around through various positions, but

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Kindergarten Literacy During Distance Learning

Home learning has been a weird time for all of us; teachers, students and parents. It seems daunting and overwhelming, but once you have a good system in place for Kindergarten literacy during distance learning, it can run quite easily without too much work on your end.

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Getting Started with Virtual Teaching

COVID-19 has left us in very uncertain times. It got really intense, really quickly and as much as I’m happy that the Canadian government has taken it as seriously as they have, it has left a lot of uncertainty with work. Both myself and my husband are now home, which

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Directed Drawings in Kindergarten

Directed drawings are a great way to teach early drawing skills. I often hear students complain that they want to draw something, but that they don’t know how. Breaking it down into step by step instructions makes it accessible for everybody – no matter what their skill level is. It

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French Counting and Number Recognition

Kindergarten is the only grade where Math is taught in French in my school board, so I feel a lot of pressure to get that Math vocabulary in. I’ve found that the trickiest part about Math in French for most students is number recognition. They really struggle looking at a

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Teaching the Alphabet in Kindergarten

Teaching the alphabet and sounds can be tricky in a second language. I’m going to share with you how I teach it in my Kindergarten classroom and what kinds of activities & centres I do in this post. I start my week by reading a sound story from the book

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