Emotion Activities for Early Years French Immersion

I wrote a post last month about Social Emotional Learning in the Early Years that started with “It. Is. Everything.” It’s so foundational that I am revisiting this now to share some more resources and ideas I have been using. Last week we read Tourbillon d’émotions (The Way I Feel) with my students. We practicedContinue reading “Emotion Activities for Early Years French Immersion”

Name Activities for Kindergarten

Our names are important. They are part of our identities and our stories. They are generally one of the first words we learn to say, read, and write. Last week I read the book Mon nom est Tonnerre (“Thunder Boy Jr.” in English) with my class. After having a conversation about why our names areContinue reading “Name Activities for Kindergarten”

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”

My Favourite Teach-shirts

I am an avid collector of teach-shirts (or I guess you could call them teaching shirts). Since I have been asked a few times where I order them from, I wanted to put together this post for anyone interested. These are some of my favourites because they are comfy, fun, and provide some good reminders.Continue reading “My Favourite Teach-shirts”

First Day of Kindergarten: Handprint Poem Printable

On the first day of Kindergarten, along with getting to know each other, where the bathrooms are, handwashing, safety guidelines, a first day self-portrait and photo, and time to play, I also like to read a story and have students make a handprint keepsake. In the past I have used Le bisou secret (The KissingContinue reading “First Day of Kindergarten: Handprint Poem Printable”

Bilingual Educators Virtual Summit 2020 Reflection

I love to learn from and connect with new teacher friends, so a few weeks ago I took in some of the sessions from the Bilingual Educators Virtual Summit 2020. Unfortunately that week I ended up with a migraine, and I did not catch nearly as many sessions as I had originally hoped. I wasContinue reading “Bilingual Educators Virtual Summit 2020 Reflection”

Planning Tips for K/1

I hope your summer is off to a lovely, relaxing start! I chose this timing for my K/1 post so that I could compile many things I’ve found helpful this year into this one place and make it available to anyone who might find it helpful moving into summer/fall: Collaboration and connection with colleagues isContinue reading “Planning Tips for K/1”

Favourite Resources for Kindergarten French Immersion

I have been teaching Kindergarten for the past 3 years, and I am excited to be continuing my Kindergarten adventure next year. This past year I was teaching a K/1 combined class, so last week I shared some of my favourite resources for Grade 1 French Immersion. This week I am sharing some of myContinue reading “Favourite Resources for Kindergarten French Immersion”

Favourite Resources for Grade 1 French Immersion

This year I have been teaching a K/1 combined class, which has been a great experience for me overall because of the team I work with. (It was also cool because my first practicum placement as a student-teacher was K/1!) I have learned so much from collaborating with my Grade 1 team members – IContinue reading “Favourite Resources for Grade 1 French Immersion”

Benefits of Google Classroom for K/1 Remote Learning

A few weeks ago my friend Megan Hume delivered a great PD on Google Classroom to our Kindergarten colleagues, and that inspired me to write this post about how it has been helpful for me teaching a combined K/1 class. Why Google Classroom? It has helped me collaborate with my two grade level teams duringContinue reading “Benefits of Google Classroom for K/1 Remote Learning”