Let’s sing some Christmas songs!

Gobo in front of his Christmas tree!
Gobo in front of his Christmas tree!

Bonjour tout le monde!

J’ai trouvé quelques belles vidéos pour vous amuser à chanter à la maison avec vos amis et votre famille. Je les ai reprises ci-dessous et classées selon le niveau scolaire de votre enfant. Amusez-vous bien et j’ai hate de vous revoir bientôt :)
Just Speak,
Danielle

Pour mes petits élèves de GS: Little Snowflake by Super Simple Songs.

Pour mes élèves de CP: We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Super Simple Songs.

Pour mes élèves de CE1: Hello Reindeer by Super Simple Songs.

Pour mes anciens élèves de CE2: Jingle Bells by Super Simple Songs.

Je vous souhaite un Joyeux Noël !!

Hello everyone!

I’ve found some lovely videos for you to sing along to at home with your friends and family. I’ve listed them below according to your child’s grade level. Have fun and I’ll see you soon :)
Just Speak,
Danielle

For my little students in GS:
Little Snowflake by Super Simple Songs.

For my students in CP:
We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Super Simple Songs.

For my students in CE1:
Hello Reindeer by Super Simple Songs.

For my oldest students in CE2:
Jingle Bells by Super Simple Songs.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

 

Fête des mères – Mother’s Day

 

DIY necklace by Learn and Play en Anglais
DIY necklace by Learn and Play en Anglais

Bonjour à tous,

Nous avons terminé le projet de fête des mères commencé samedi dernier lors de notre Maternelle Club. Pour ceux d’entre vous qui n’ont pas suivi, vous pouvez trouver la première partie de notre projet ici. Dans ce post, vous trouverez un collier et une carte faites main.

Bien que la fête des mères soit passée, vous pouvez toujours utiliser ces projets pour d’autres occasions comme les anniversaires, ou juste pour dire je t’aime à quelqu’un que vous les aimez. Nous espérons que ce projet rendra quelqu’un de spécial dans votre vie heureux!

Just Speak,

Danielle

Hello Everyone,

We finished our Mother’s Day project this past Saturday during our Maternelle Club. For those of you that haven’t been following along, you can find the first part of our project here. In today’s post you’ll find a DIY necklace and a handmade card.

Although Mother’s Day has come and gone you can still use these projects for other occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or just as a way to tell someone that you love them or that you’ve been thinking about them. We hope that this project will make someone special in your life happy!

Just Speak,

Danielle

Practice writing your message out on a piece of paper first.
Practice writing the message (that will go on your hearts) out on a piece of paper .

 Écrire un message à l’arrière de votre cœur, mais assurez-vous de pratiquer d’abord!

 Write a special message on the back of your heart but make sure to practice first!:

Mère, maman / Mother, mom

Vous êtes spéciales / You are special 

Je t’aime – amour / I love you – love

Merci d’être une super maman! / Thank you for being a great mom!

Now write it out on the back of your heart decoration.
Now write it out on the back of your heart decoration.

Passez maintenant à faire votre carte …

Now move on to making your card…

Younger children can draw freely and skip the writing.
Use the stencils that you used to make your heart decoration on your card.
Use the stencils that you used to make your heart decoration (in the first part of this project) on your card.
Use bunched up scraps of paper to decorate the inside of your hearts.
Use bunched up scraps of paper to decorate the inside of your hearts.
Here's an example of a finished heart on a card.
Here’s an example of a finished heart on a card.

Ensuite, il est temps de faire notre collier d’été fait main!

Next, it’s time to make our DIY summer necklace!

Use a skewer to make it easier to paint your beads.
Use a skewer to make it easier to paint your beads.
Paint your beads
Paint your beads
...
...beads drying...
Let them dry out.

Vernir les perles après les avoir peint. Le vernis empêche la peinture de se détacher des perles et d’endommager vos vêtements.

Please note that we varnished our beads after we painted them. The varnish keeps the paint from coming off of the beads and damaging your clothes.

Now have the children string their necklaces in whatever order they'd like.
Now have the children string their necklaces in whatever order they’d like.
Very young children can aslo benefit from this activity.
Very young children can aslo benefit from this activity.
Now I'll show you how to tie an adjustable knot for your necklace...


Apprenez comment attacher un nœud réglable pour votre collier:

Learn how to tie an adjustable knot for your necklace:

Here is our finished necklace!
Here is our finished necklace!

Enveloppez votre cadeau avec du papier recyclé:

Wrap your gift with recycled items:

Use some cellophane (we used one that held fresh flowers from the market) as packaging for your gifts.
Use some cellophane (we used one that held fresh flowers from the market) as packaging for your gifts.
Use a stapler to seal the bottom (cut off some cellophane from the bottom if you need to).
Use a stapler to seal the bottom (cut off some cellophane from the bottom if you need to).
Wrap up the necklace in some tissue paper (our tissue paper came from the fresh flowers that we purchased too).
Wrap up the necklace in some tissue paper (our tissue paper came from the fresh flowers that we purchased too).
use stickers  to seal your gift
use stickers to seal your gift
Seal the back of your package with a sticker.
Place the necklace with the hearts and then seal the back of your package with a sticker.
Roll up your card and add a ribbon.
Roll up your card and add a ribbon.
Here's our finished Mother's Day gift, made with love!
Here’s our finished Mother’s Day gift, made with love!

À bientôt!

Danielle de Learn and Play en Anglais

See you all again very soon!

Danielle from Learn and Play en Anglais

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mamans du monde

"Mothers of the World"
“Mothers of the World”

Bonjour à tous,

Pour le Maternelle Club aujourd’hui nous nous sommes concentrés sur la célébration de mères à travers le monde avec un livre de notre bibliothèque locale (médiathèque La Ciotat) intitulé «Mamans du Monde” (publié par Milan Jeunesse). Vous y trouverez de belles photos de femmes dans diverses situations de tous les jours avec leurs enfants.

Ensuite nous avons dessiné des portraits de nos mères. Comme on pouvait le craindre, certaines d’entre nous ont des moustaches (hihi) et d’autres resemblent à la dame ci-dessous (et oui, c’est censé être MOI!!).

Passez une bonne soirée à tous et j’espère vous voir très nombreux à la classe de demain qui se réunira au Jardin de Ville à 10h00. Au plaisir de vous y voir!

Just Speak,

Danielle

Hello Everyone,

For today’s Maternelle Club we focused on celebrating mothers around the world with a book from our local library (mediatheque La Ciotat) entitled “Mamans du Monde” (published by Milan Jeunesse). Inside you’ll find beautiful photographs of women in various everyday situations with their children.

Afterwards we drew some portraits of our own mothers. As it turns out, some of us were given mustaches (hihi) and others looked like the lady below (and yes, that’s supposed to be ME!!).

Have a wonderful evening everyone and I hope to see many of you at tomorrow’s class that will be meeting at Jardin de Ville at 10:00. See you there!

Just Speak,

Danielle

Here I am! ;)
Here I am! ;)

 

 

Hearts for mom

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Bonjour tout le monde!

La fête des mères est déjà passée aux États-Unis, mais nous avons encore un peu de temps en France. Certains de mes étudiants ont travaillé dur ces deux dernières semaines pour faire un cadeau pour une dame spéciale dans leur vie.

Dans ce post, nous allons vous montrer la façon dont nous mettons ensemble la première partie de leur cadeau en espérant vous inspirer pour prendre du temps pour faire un petit quelque chose pour votre maman :)

Just Speak,

Danielle

Hello Everyone!

Mother’s Day has come and gone in the United States but we’ve still got some time here in France. Some of my students have been working hard these past two weeks putting together a little Mother’s Day gift for a special lady in their lives.

In this post we’ll give you a look at how we put together the first part of their gift and hopefully inspire you to take the time to make a little something for that special lady in your life too :)

Just Speak,

Danielle

Cut out a large heart from a cereal box.
Cut out a large heart from a cereal box.
cut out a small heart from the large one
cut out a small heart from the larger one
...
Trace your large and small heart onto some cardboard.
choose your colors
choose your colors
...
add white to your existing colors to give a different touch to your smaller heart.
add white to your existing colors to give a different touch to your smaller heart.
...
cut out your hearts AFTER you paint them
Add a short message or poem to the backs of the hearts to personalize them even more.
Add a short message or poem to the backs of the hearts to personalize them even more.

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day
“Equality for women is progress for all”

“Equality for women is progress for all”

Hello Everyone,

March 8th is a special day for me because it’s both my sister’s birthday and International Women’s Day. This year,  UN Women has decided on “Equality for women is progress for all” as their theme. Don’t forget to talk to your little ones about what equality means and how it makes the world a better place for everyone.

Just Speak,

Danielle

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