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A student recently brought in her Maplelea doll to show us. What’s a Maplelea doll? It’s like an American Girl doll, but they are from Canada.
This doll has a shirt that says “J’adore la musique” and she came with hockey equipment.
She also came with a really cool journal that tells all about her in French and in English. Here’s the French part.
Thank you, Amelia, for showing us this really cool Maplelea doll!
These are some familiar songs that we normally sing around the holidays. They are youtube links, so you can’t look at them at school, but you can go to www.misswatson.com when you’re at home and listen to them. The last one is not one that we sing in English but I thought you might like it.
Click on this link and you can choose stories to listen to in French. Sadly, they do not work on the ipad, but if you have another device to use, they are fun to listen!
Mlle. Watson has a friend who lives in Gasny, France and teaches English to French students. Gasny is in the Normandy region, about 1.5 hours west of Paris.
Monday, students in French club all received letters and some received little gifts from their new penpals. Some have 2 or 3 French penpals! Now they will write back to their penpals and we’ll send their letters just before the winter vacation!
If you want to know more about their school, there is a link over on the left side of the page called College Marc Chagall. That is the name of their school. You can find out some interesting stuff, like their lunch menu, even if you can’t read everything in French!
For National French week, French club students were invited to create their own versions of La Tour Eiffel. Look at what they did!
We played Cultural Bingo, learned about French food, learned about French artists, played a game to practice vocabulary and made hands with 5 good reasons to learn French.
One of the easiest ways to celebrate National French Week here, in the U.S., is with food! This week, try eating some of these foods and tell us what you think:
baguette (the long bread like you see at the top of this page)
National French week is November 5-12 this year. What are some clever ways that you can think of to celebrate it?
We discussed this week that in France, they are not going to celebrate Columbus Day this coming Monday. We also discussed the fact that they have some holidays in France that we don’t have, we have some that they don’t have and then there are some that we both have. What do you think some of those holidays are that we share with France?