Volcanoes!

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Gobo stands proudly next to our paper mache volcano
Gobo stands proudly next to our paper mache volcano

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Bonjour à tous,

Au cours de notre Club de Maternelle du Samedi matin nous commençons toujours la leçon en chantant et en parlant à notre marionnette préférée Gobo. Après cela, c’est le moment de travailler sur notre nouvelle activité: cette semaine,  créer un volcan en papier mâché! Il est au séchage en ce moment au soleil mais, la semaine prochaine, nous serons en mesure de le peindre et de le rendre plus réaliste. Après nous prévoyons de faire une petite expérience scientifique afin qu’il soit en éruption.

Just Speak!

Danielle

Hello Everyone,

During our Saturday morning Maternelle Club (Preschool Club) we always start the lesson off by singing and talking to our favorite puppet Gobo. After that it’s straight to work on our new craft and for this week’s class we started to work on making a paper mâché volcano. It’s outside drying in the sun right now but, by next week,  we’ll be able to paint it and make it look more realistic. After that we plan on doing a tiny science experiment to make it erupt.

Just Speak!

Danielle

Phonics – the letter “E”

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“Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell
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“Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell
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Bonjour à tous,

Au cours de la leçon de la semaine dernière, nous avons utilisé le mot egg (œuf) pour représenter la lettre “E” et nous avons parlé des œufs de dinosaures. Cette semaine, nous allons introduire le mot elephant comme nouveau mot «E». En attendant, pourquoi ne pas pratiquer l’un des sons que la lettre «E» peut faire à l’aide de cette vidéo par Maple Leaf Learning.

Amusez-vous et au plaisir de vous voir jeudi!

Allez Parlez! – Danielle

Hello Everyone,

During last week’s lesson we used the word egg to represent the letter “E” and we had fun talking about dinosaur eggs. This week, we’ll be introducing the word elephant as our new “E” word. In the meantime, why don’t you practice one of the sounds that the letter “E” can make by using this video by Maple Leaf Learning.

Have fun and see you tomorrow!

Just Speak! – Danielle

Dinosaur Eggs / Des œufs de dinosaures

An image of a dinosaur nest out of "Les Dinosaures" by Editions Fleurus
An image of a dinosaur nest out of “Les Dinosaures” by Editions Fleurus
"Les Dinosaures" Editions Fleurus
“Les Dinosaures” Editions Fleurus
Gather your materials
Gather your materials
Make lines for your child to follow as he or she cuts
Make lines for your child to follow as he or she cuts
It doesn't matter if it isn't perfect! Sticks aren't meant to be perfectly straight :)
It doesn’t matter if it isn’t perfect! Sticks aren’t meant to be perfectly straight :)
Draw your dinosaur eggs and let your child color them in.
Draw your dinosaur eggs and let your child color them in.
Trace around the outermost part of the egg.
Trace around the outermost part of the egg.
Here's your collection of sticks, grass and hay!
Here’s your collection of sticks, grass and hay!
Trace out a dinosaur nest and check to make sure that your eggs fit inside.
Trace out a dinosaur nest and check to make sure that your eggs fit inside.
Glue your nest onto a piece of white paper.
Glue your nest onto a piece of white paper.
Add glue to the middle of your nest. That's where the sticks and grass will be placed.
Add glue to the middle of your nest. That’s where the sticks and grass will be placed.
Add your sticks, grass and hay.
Add your sticks, grass and hay.
Add your dinosaur eggs and the letters D,N and E for dinosaur, nest and eggs.
Add your dinosaur eggs and the letters D,N and E for dinosaur, nest and eggs.
My son loves "le stégosaure" so I got busy making "les plaques" while he drew the dinosaur.
My son loves “le stégosaure” so I got busy making “les plaques” while he drew the dinosaur.
Mama stégosaure with her nest of eggs!
Mama stégosaure with her nest of eggs!

Bonjour tout le monde!

Nous sommes maintenant à la lettre “E” pour notre atelier d’anglais et nous parlons des œufs. Rappelez-vous, les œufs ne sont pas seulement pour les poulets. Si nous parlons des œufs de canard et, encore plus excitant, de dinosaures! Que diriez-vous de pratiquer un peu l’anglais et un peu de reconnaissance des lettres en même temps?

Je vous souhaite à tous une très heureux vendredi!

Allez Parlez! – Danielle

Hello Everyone!

We’ve moved on to the letter “E” during our atelier d’anglais and so we’re talking about eggs. Remember, eggs are not just for chickens so we’re talking about duck eggs and (even more exciting) dinosaur eggs! How about practicing a little English and a little letter recognition at the same time?

Wishing you all a very happy Friday!

Just Speak! – Danielle