Monthly Self-Portrait Printable in French for 2020-2021

As I wrote in my earlier post about self-portraits, they are one of my favourite things about teaching Kindergarten. I love seeing them throughout the year, and as I learned March-June of this year, it works for remote learning as well as in-person. Here is a set of monthly printable pages I made for drawingContinue reading “Monthly Self-Portrait Printable in French for 2020-2021”

How can we foster motivation for French Immersion students to speak French?

As a new teacher (as of January) looking to learn as much as possible, I took the advice of my final practicum mentor teacher: I got a mentor. I signed up for my district’s new teacher mentorship program, and was accepted. I was lucky enough to get a fabulous, experienced mentor who teaches the sameContinue reading “How can we foster motivation for French Immersion students to speak French?”

My First Week as a Teacher

In the midst of a cold and some other personal challenges, I accomplished my first week of teaching last week. By the weekend I was totally exhausted, but I was happy. I have learned (or been reminded of) the following about myself and my profession: Sleep is not optional. Keeping a journal is helpful. SettingContinue reading “My First Week as a Teacher”

Planning for Community Building

One of the highlights of my final practicum was the Restitution training that was offered by the school district. Because of this training, one of the first activities that I plan to do with my students is the My Job/Your Job anchor chart. I am happy that my new school and district are also interested inContinue reading “Planning for Community Building”

I’m a Teacher!

I’m a teacher! In fact, here I am in front of my new classroom: The past few months have been an absolute whirlwind! I did my 10-week practicum from the beginning of October to the beginning of December. Immediately after finishing my practicum, I led a Brownie camp for the weekend. On the following MondayContinue reading “I’m a Teacher!”