Happy Friday! I don't know if you're as bewildered as I am, but holy cow-- there are less than 3 weeks left before Christmas!!! December sort of snuck up on me, and suddenly there are holiday concerts coming up, crafts that need making, and of course, festive songs to practice!
(All that of course is only a taste of what's keeping me busy; in addition to classroom work, it's also the busiest time of year at my store, CATS R US... all in all, I'm definitely feeling the holiday crunch!)
My class is learning the French version to "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" for our school's holiday concert, and I think it sounds really nice already... despite the fact that we only started practicing yesterday (eep!) I also like the translation of the song-- the French version is "Au royaume du bonhomme hiver"- 'in Jack Frost's kingdom'. It's sweet. The kiddos are picking it up really fast, but it remains to be seen whether we'll attempt any harmony. I'm really hoping to try, as it would make our performance *so* cute. (For those of you who are wondering, it's a really simple harmony, as seen in this video:
We've also got some crafting to do, but luckily our morning work is all laid out for us; my first winter unit is up on tpt, and we're using some of these to start our language activities each day. Although, I've learned that many of my tpt followers have been using these activities as homework; what a great idea! Personally, I like to laminate a set of these, and keep them in a bin for early finishers to work on. They love the chance to use dry erase markers!
If you haven't already seen the unit, check it out!
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I hope you are all keeping warm on this December morning! This is just a quick note for anyone who hasn't taken advantage of the "Cyber Monday (and Tuesday)" sale on TeachersPayTeachers. It's on until midnight tonight! Save on all your favourite resources. Everything in my store is an additional 20% off, on top of the site-wide savings :)
As holiday excitement fills the air, I've added a fun little activity for you to use with your kiddos. It's a printable game "Qui suis-je?" that is played like the game Guess who. It is so much fun! Best of all, it gets your students reading, asking, and answering questions in French... and having fun! Check it out :)
Posted by Bena Gwozdecky at 8:38 AM