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Watercolors like Claude Monet

December 15, 2010
Watercolors like Claude Monet

Painting like Claude Monet Our students enjoyed listening to Linnea in Monet’s Garden and seeing the artist and his gardens from a child’s point of view. Then they had the opportunity to use watercolors and large pieces of paper to create a landscape picture.  The results were wonderful.  It can’t hurt that they got...
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Creating work like Henri Matisse

December 14, 2010
Creating work like Henri Matisse

Creating Like Henri Matisse I have a fondness for Impressionist painting.  I can’t say why, is it the fact the artist all expressed themselves in new and unique ways or the fact all the work (okay for the most part) is bright and lively.  I love the bright colors and that two people can...
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A Fun Way to Show Comprehension with Word Clouds

December 13, 2010
A Fun Way to Show Comprehension with Word Clouds

Word Clouds I have always liked looking at word clouds and how people group  words together into a pleasing-to-the-eye composition. So when I was trying to think of a way to sum up our study on France, word clouds came to mind.  I assignment the oldest students to create a word cloud using at...
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Are we Ready for French Toast Anyone?

December 11, 2010
Are we Ready for French Toast Anyone?

A Study on France Kick-offed with French Toast Venee and I wanted to surprise our students and prepare French Toast for them.  So Monday morning we were whipping up the eggs and pouring orange juice  before your students had arrived.  We had put a sign in the hallway, “Mademaiselles and Monsieurs, Sil vous plait...
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French History Hide ‘n Seek

December 10, 2010
French History Hide ‘n Seek

Studying French History I what my students to learn about Napoleon Bonaparte and what he did for France, the artists that have offered so much to the world, what the feudal system was and so much more but how?  I could make them all do reports or research them online or in the encyclopedia’s...
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A Chef Hat to Help Create the Mood

December 9, 2010
A Chef Hat to Help Create the Mood

Chef Hats for our Cooking Adventure We made chef hats together with our students.  They loved wearing them and they were so easy to make. Materials: a piece of stiff white paper (we used paper from the Scrap  Box) big enough to around the head a piece of white tissue paper stapler clear tape...
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For our French Immersion Day we Prepared Lunch

December 8, 2010
For our French Immersion Day we Prepared Lunch

French Immersion Day The students love to cook and we couldn’t do a unit on France without cooking!  We have our students divided into 6 multi-aged groups that we use for clean up groups and other activities.  Each group selected a culinary treat to be responsible for bring in the supplies and ingredients.  The...
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Painting in the Style of George Seurat

November 27, 2010
Painting in the Style of George Seurat

 George Seurat During our study of France, it wouldn’t be complete without looking at the artists that have made an impact on the art world.  One that comes to mind is George Seurat who created pointillism.  He was an impressionist that took a different direction than many others.  He would paint using millions of...
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French Immersion Day!

November 26, 2010
French Immersion Day!

Role-playing Joan of Arc and King Louis. Alexis as Joan of Arc and Molly as KingLouis,Role-playing Joan of Arc and KinRole-playing Joan of Arc and King Louis. Alexis as Joan of Arc and Molly as KingLouis,g Louis. Alexis as Joan of Arc and Molly as...
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We’re Going to France! Viva la France!

October 6, 2010
We’re Going to France!  Viva la France!

Studying France Yesterday we launched our study on France.  What fun!  Venee dressed up as Madeline (she looked sweet), Kristen agreed to be a tourist (she is such a good sport) and I was the goofy painter with a mustache. We talked about what they all knew about France and what they wanted to...
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