les fausses dents de Gobo

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Bonjour!

Voici quelques photos de Gobo prisent hier, alors qu’il jouait avec les dinosaures. Il n’a pas encore enlevé ses fausses dents! Oh Gobo!!

Just Speak,

Danielle

Hello!

Here are some pictures of Gobo which were taken yesterday as he was playing with his dinosaurs. He still hasn’t taken off his false teeth!! Oh Gobo!!

Just Speak,

Danielle

 

Éruption d’un volcan!

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Press on the bottle top to help push it out of the volcano.
Press on the top of the bottle to help push it out of the volcano.
Flip the box over and pull out the plastic bottle.
Flip the box over and pull out the plastic bottle.
Cut off the plastic from the tip of your volcano.
Cut off the plastic from the tip of your volcano.
Put two pumps of soap into  your bottle, then add two teaspoons of baking soda.
Put two pumps of soap into your bottle, then add two teaspoons of baking soda.
Put your bottle back into your volcano.
Put your bottle back into your volcano.
Pour about half a cup of vinegar into the bottle and watch as your volcano erupts!
Pour about half a cup of vinegar into the bottle and watch as your volcano erupts!

Bonjour à tous,

Nous avons pris beaucoup de plaisir à faire notre volcan en éruption au cours de notre classe de samedi dernier. Tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour cette petite expérience à la maison est de vinaigre, du bicarbonate de soude et du liquide vaisselle. Vous pouvez faire l’expérience dans un verre d’abord, comme nous l’avons fait, pour vous assurer que vous utilisez les bonnes quantités  pour l’éruption.

En outre, il est bon d’agir comme des scientifiques et de leur poser des questions sur ce qui va se produire lors de votre expérience. A cet age, les enfants ont une imagination énorme et ils pourraient penser qu’ils ont vu du feu et /ou de la fumée. C’est juste l’excitation et l’imagination à son meilleur.

Voici une autre petite astuce: utilisez du colorant alimentaire dans votre mélange pour  l’éruption du volcan afin d’obtenir des couleurs plus authentiques. Nous n’avons pas utilisé de colorant alimentaire pour les nôtres, parce que nous avions déjà à la maison du vinaigre de vin rouge qui a très bien fonctionné.

Passez tous une trè bonne semaine!

Just Speak!

Danielle

Hello Everyone,

We had a lot of fun making our volcano erupt during our class this past Saturday. All you need to do this little experiment at home is vinegar, baking soda and dishwashing liquid. You might want to try out the experiment in a glass first, like we did, to make sure that you get it right before trying it out in your volcano.

Also, it’s nice to act like proper scientists and ask questions about what you expect to occur during your experiment as well as what occurred afterward. At this age children have HUGE imaginations and they might still think that they saw fire and/or smoke even after your experiment is over. Don’t worry about that, that’s just excitement and imagination at its best :)

Here’s another little tip: use food coloring in your volcano eruption mixture in order to get the colors to look more authentic. We didn’t use food coloring for ours because we had red wine vinegar on hand and that worked fine but perhaps a little food coloring wouldn’t have hurt.

Have a great week everyone!

Just Speak,

Danielle

Brush your teeth!!!

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Bonjour!

Tout le monde a besoin de se brosser les dents n’est-ce pas? Même Gobo! Au cours du chant d’aujourd’hui et de la classe de danse à Petits Pieds Grands Pas nous avons chanté notre nouvelle chanson d’un auteur nommé Raffi. Vous pouvez acheter ses CD en ligne et le voir sur “Brush Your Teeth Song” ici sur youtube.

Enfin, je voudrais terminer ce post avec quelques photos de notre ami Gobo, prises ce matin, juste avant qu’il se mette au travail pour brosser ses petites dents.

Attendez une minute … Est-ce que Gobo a des dents? Venez à la classe de la semaine prochaine pour le savoir!

Just Speak,

Danielle

Hello Everyone!

Everybody needs to brush their teeth don’t they? Even Gobo! During today’s Singing and Dancing Class at Petits Pieds Grands Pas we sang our new song by a man named Raffi. You can buy his CDs online and you can preview the “Brush Your Teeth Song” here on youtube.

Finally, I’d like to end this post with some pictures of our friend Gobo which were taken this very morning, right before he got to work brushing his little teeth.

Wait a minute… Does Gobo even have teeth?! Come to class and find out next week!!

Just Speak,

Danielle

make a paper mache volcano

Volcano by Learn and Play en Anglais
Volcano by Learn and Play en Anglais
Flip you box over and trace your bottle onto it.
Flip you box over and trace your bottle onto it.
Cut out the circle.
Cut out the circle.
Pass your bottle through the hole to make sure that it's large enough.
Pass your bottle through the hole to make sure that it’s large enough.
Cover the bottle with a plastic bag so that it doesn't stick to the paper mache.
Cover the bottle with a plastic bag so that it doesn’t stick to the paper mache.
Shape your volcano with bunched up paper (newspaper or magazines will do) and use tape to keep the paper in place.
Shape your volcano with bunched up paper (newspaper or magazines will do) and use tape to keep the paper in place.
Make your homemade glue using a mixture of flour and water.It should be a little thicker than crepe batter :)
Make your homemade glue using a mixture of flour and water.It should be a little thicker than crepe batter :)
Once you have the volcano shape that you want, dip strips of paper into your homemade glue and over up your volcano and its surrounding area.
Once you have the volcano shape that you want, dip strips of paper into your homemade glue and cover up your volcano and its surrounding area.
Here's Gobo standing proudly next to his dried volcano.
Allow your volcano to completely dry in the sun if possible. Here’s Gobo standing proudly next to his dried volcano.
Paint your volcano in greens and browns first.
Paint your volcano in greens and browns first.
Add your red, yellows and oranges last.
Add your red, yellows and oranges last.
 Volcano by Learn and Play en Anglais
Volcano by Learn and Play en Anglais (mr. Printables in the background!)

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Bonjour à tous,

Les volcans sont très populaires chez les jeunes enfants et ils peuvent être très excitant à faire soit même. Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est un peu de temps et les matériaux suivant:

– une boite en carton si vous souhaitez que votre volcan soit en éruption ou sinon, un morceau de carton plat

– une petite bouteille en plastique

– un sac en plastique

– des ciseaux ou un couteau

– des journaux et/ou des magazines

– du scotch

– un bol et un fouet

– de la farine et de l’eau (pour faire votre colle)

– de la peinture

Afin de faire votre colle, versez un verre de farine dans un bol et ajouter l’eau lentement jusqu’à ce que vous obteniez la consistance d’une pâte à crêpes plutôt épaisse. Utilisez le fouet pour enlever les grumeaux de colle et vous êtes prêt à commencer. Trempez une bande de papier dans la colle et enlever le surplus avec vos doigts, puis couvrez votre volcan.

Bonne journée et n’oubliez pas, Just Speak!

Danielle

Hello Everyone,

Volcanos are very popular among young children and they can be just as exciting to make as they are to learn about. All you need is a bit of time and the following materials :

– an empty box if you’d like your volcano to erupt or a flat piece of cardboard otherwise

– a small plastic bottle

– a plastic bag

– scissors or knife

– newspapers, catalogues and/or magazines

– tape

– a bowl and a whisk

– flour and water (to make your glue)

– paint

In order to make your “glue”, pour about a cup of flour into a bowl and slowly add water until you get the consistency of pancake batter.  Next, use the whisk to take the lumps out of your glue and then you are ready to begin. For the last part, simply dip a strip of paper into the glue and take off the excess with your fingers, then start covering your volcano.

Have a great day and remember, Just Speak!

Danielle