Blog Posts - French Resources



Fête des Pères Printable Greeting Card

Last night, I was tinkering around with Google Docs and decided to give the drawing feature a good, honest try. I often use Microsoft Word to create my blackline masters since it has so many amazing features but, given that I wanted to make a simple...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 16, 2016

FrEd Matters - A Symposium on All Things FSL. Because French Education Matters.

FrEd Matters understands that French teachers face an ever-changing landscape of challenges in the world of education. By building a creative, informed community of teachers, we can work together to meet the intellectual, social, digital, behavioural...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 8, 2016

Useful Sites for Practicing Basic French - A Symbaloo EDU Webmix

For the longest time, I have been thinking about how I can share useful websites with my students and their parents to help them practice their French at home. This is guaranteed to be on every parent's mind when they come in for curriculum night and...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 5, 2016

Faisons du shopping - A French Webquest

Youppi! Madame Mancuso a gagné à la loterie!Ok. Poisson d'avril!While I didn't really win the lottery, it does provide a fun premise upon which I based a WebQuest I created as part of the IICT that comes to an end today. This was my first attempt a...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Apr 1, 2016

A Digital Portfolio - IICT Part 1

And now,.. the end is near... and so I face my digital portfolio. I had no idea I would struggle with this as much as I did. It's the problem I face when given too many options to choose from. Sure, I could post the digital artifacts below via Prezi...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Apr 1, 2016

Les Voyageurs - A Short Google Slide Show

As part of a final assignment in the IICT additional qualification course I have been working on for the past few months, we have been asked to create a digital portfolio highlighting a selection of our coursework submissions. One task involved creat...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Mar 31, 2016

C'est l'aviron - Song Lyrics Cloze Activity

The cultural component of the Grade 6 Ontario curriculum focuses on intercultural awareness of French-speaking communities in eastern, western and northern Canada. As such, I have recently introduced my students to the Festival du Voyageur. I tr...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 14, 2015

Sylvia Duckworth - French Teacher Extraordinaire

After having bumped into Sylvia Duckworth at the Word Congress of Modern Languages in March, I have had the great fortune of attending two of her workshops. Both times, I have learned a great deal on using iPads and Google Apps for Education in the F...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on May 26, 2015

Dimoitou Chez Nous French Take-Home Activity - Grade 1

For my grade 1 French class, we have a program called Dimoitou. If you went to school here in Toronto, there's a chance you may even remember the main character, a green, lanky puppet that is always an instant hit with the little ones. Sometimes,...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jan 22, 2015

Make Your Own Dimoitou Hand Puppet

When my daughter was in nursery school, I remember her teacher sending home a teddy bear one weekend along with a journal to record our activities together. It was such a great idea and we really enjoyed reading the journal entries recorded by other...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Nov 10, 2014

French Resources: French Vocabulary on PoissonRouge.com

Looking for an online interactive site that helps to reinforce thematic vocabulary? Poissonrouge.com has a page dedicated to French vocabulary along with additional pages in Greek, Chinese, and English. These pages can be found by hovering over...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on May 23, 2013

Not All Spoons Are Created Equal

At this year's OMLTA Spring Conference, I met a gentleman named Jay Bailey who has traveled across Canada living the life of the voyageur. I was drawn to his booth when I heard him playing the spoons and wasn't prepared to see the number of spoons he...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Apr 8, 2013

Google Translate: A Good Idea?

On Friday, I attended the OMLTA Conference held right here in Toronto. While I was a little disappointment about the new setup and the apparent decrease in the number of exhibitors, I was lucky enough to attend a number of very interesting and inform...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Mar 23, 2013

Free Download: French Booklet 'On est malade.'

In our school board, we begin Core French studies in Grade 1. The program we use is called Dimoitou, which I had never heard of prior to moving to Toronto. There are so many things I like about the program, namely the variety of songs and poems that...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Mar 15, 2013

French Resources: Le Carnaval de Québec

  Every year at our school, we take a few days to celebrate in the style of le Carnaval de Québec and invite students to participate in fun games and activities. This may range from school-wide bingo over the P.A. system, poster contests, mask des...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jan 27, 2013

French Resources: Juno-Nominated Gregg LeRock

Canadian educator and musician Gregg LeRock has an obvious love of teaching and inspiring children through music. An Honours List graduate of the University of Ottawa's distinguished Lettres Françaises faculty, Gregg has managed to incorporate Frenc...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Nov 26, 2012


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