Category Archives: Blog Stuff

New pages for the blog

Hello Division 19,

Happy Spring Break.  Finally it is nice out after all that wind and rain!

I added 2 new pages on the blog.  One is a page dedicated to French reading sites.  I found a teacher’s website and she had these excellent links.  So why not add them here too!  They are located under the “for kids” page and the sub-page is called French Reading sites.  I will add more links when I get a chance.

I also made a new page under “les chansons”.  On this page, there are many songs for the Carnaval de Quebec.

Enjoy the new pages.  Now I need to get out in this sunshine.

See you,

Mme Rode

Canadian symbols

Hello Division 19,

Tomorrow is cookie day!  This will be lots of fun.  If you are helping, please come to the class for 9 am.  Please make sure you sign in at the office and get a visitor tag.  If you are helping can you please bring the following:

  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • a cookie sheet
  • a bowl (I have a couple but I-2 need one for each group)

So today, as part of our Canada unit, we started talking about Canadian symbols.  A great place to start is by looking at Canadian money,  I showed the students a catchy song on Youtube today that talks about Canadian symbols.

Here is the link below.  It is called “I’ve got Canada in my pocket” by Michael Mitchell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnZlAOSEmYQ

We have started a list of Canadian symbols. Please have your child look for more so we can add them to our list.

Thank you and see you,

Mme Rode

More French websites

Hello Division 19,

Here are some websites I found online this morning.  The first one is a website that has French stories online.  A person reads the story and the text appears below.  There are 6 stories to read.

http://www.edu365.cat/primaria/contes/contesfrances/tria_conte.htm

The second website is a Youtube channel.  On this channel there are French stories and French songs.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Grade1French?feature=watch

These websites can keep your child engaged in French language over the holidays.

See you,

Mme Rode

 

Christmas website and other stuff…

Hello Division 19,

What an amazing field trip today.  We all had such a great time being artists.  Tomorrow, your child will be bringing home his/her project.  I know you are excited to see the final product!

I found this Christmas website that has games and stories.  The link I am putting here will take your to French Christmas stories.

http://www.vivenoel.com/contes/default.htm

They are a bit hard, I would say more of a grade 2 level but I am sure there are words in the text that all can identify and sound out.  If you scroll to the bottom of the page there are other fun links such as “atelier du Père Noël”, which are games.  The website is all in French but it is worth it to browse around to get to know some Christmas French vocabulary.

And the other stuff…

I am always looking to reuse items in the class for math activities.  Right now I am looking for milk caps (4L jugs), empty styrofoam egg cartons that hold 18 eggs.  If you have any of those items please send them to school instead of putting them in the garbage. Thanks!

See you tomorrow,

Mme Rode

 

French apps

Hello Division 19,

I have found a list of French apps that can be played on an i-phone and i-pad.  There are trial lite versions that you can try and if you like you can purchase them.  I have had some little friends try out the apps to see if they are good.  These were the ones that they enjoyed the most.

To search for these French apps you go to the Apple Store and search:

  • La coccinelle
  • La forêt
  • 3 petits cochons (online book and games)
  • Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Hope you enjoy them,

Mme Rode

 

 

New Page

Hello Division 19,

I have added a new page under the main page-for kids.  It is called French stories on Youtube.  I have been finding stories with subtitles on my pinterest feed and I thought it might be helpful with French reading at home.  The good thing about Youtube is that when you watch one video it has recommendations for other videos with the same theme.  Many of you have been able to find some great French songs with subtitles that way.  I will add more stories as I find them but if you find a great one that your child loves please pass it on and I will post it on the blog.

See you tomorrow (Black and Orange)

Mme Rode