le 7 février
C’est février! “Je t’aime!” is the key phrase for this month. What a wonderful thing to practice saying with your child! Hopefully they remember it and give you a big hug.
This morning, we talked a bit about the weather. They each got a picture and had to decide what phrase best described it. We had: Il fait beau. (It’s beautiful.) Il pleut. (It’s raining.) Il fait froid. (It’s cold.) Il neige. (It’s snowing.) Il fait gris. (It’s cloudy.) Il fait du vent. (It’s windy.) Il fait mauvais. (It’s bad out.) They have been hearing many of these all year, depending on Tuesday’s weather when I show up for French. So, this was a great way to reinforce those expressions. We all decided that today’s weather could be described by “Il fait beau.”
We sang “La neige tombe,” for the last time today. They really enjoyed acting out this song and did a nice job singing some of the words. In case your child wants to keep hearing it, click here.
I then told them a little poem using 5 bonhommes de neige. It’s about 5 snowmen wearing different colored hats. When the sun comes out, it gets hot and the snowmen begin to melt, leaving only their “chapeau.” At the end of the poem, there are 5 colored hats left on the rug. It’s rather entertaining and the children like to say “au revoir” to the snowmen.
We ended our morning with a variation of Simon Says. I call it “Fleur dit.” Fleur gave them different commands and they had to copy her. This was a lot of fun and got them moving. It also was a fun way to review body parts.
In the afternoon, we continued to work on some of their key lines for the play. They are becoming more comfortable each time we say them.
I introduced some winter words through a matching worksheet. They knew some of these from last year, but this was the first time they had seen the written word. They did a wonderful job focusing and trying to say these words. We all decided that these words best described l’hiver.
In going along with our theme for the month, we created French Valentine’s. Hopefully they get delivered and they can say the French words for “I love you!” While they were being artistic, we sang the songs that we will do in our play. I’m really pleased with how far they have come this year.
I then taught them a game, “Fermez la boîte.” You might know it as “Shut the Box.” It’s a great way to incorporate adding and saying French numbers. Your child could easily recreate this game at home using 2 dice and the numbers 1-12 written on pieces of paper. Ask them if they remember how to play. I hope you all have fun with it.
Merci et à la prochaine…