At the beginning of November, we received a letter from senior kindergarten teacher.
“Lettre de la semaine” – Letter Per week Activity
From now until the end of the school year, more time will be spent on the letters of the alphabet in French. We will be doing many alphabet activities in the classroom, such as singing and reciting the alphabet in French (you can do this in English at home), identifying upper and lower case letters as well as the sound that each letter represents, print the letters correctly for good letter formation, reinforcing the correct printing of names using upper and lower case letters and recognizing initial, middle and final letter in words.
To help achieve this, we would like to begin the “LETTER PER WEEK” activity with the children starting next Monday, November 8th. We will look at one letter of the alphabet per week. We would like to set up a table of objects or pictures of objects beginning with the letter of the week and we are asking the students to be responsible for one letter each. This involves bringing a few objects (five would be fine) or pictures that begin with their assigned letter. Please remember, you child’s objects or pictures should begin with the French letter. When it is time for your child to present, we will send you a list of words that begin with this/her assigned letter a few days ahead. We would like your child to be prepared for his/her presentation by practicing naming his/her words/objects prior to his/her letter day.
Please look at the schedule below for your child’s letter.
In addition, all assigned activities related to the letter of the week will be placed in an “alphabet Scrapbook”. Your child will be able to show you his/her beautiful scrapbook at the end of the school year.
(A list of schedule, includes date, letter assigned and the students’ name from morning and afternoon class. There are 15 students in Cherry’s class. Laura, Ariyo, Cherry, Jake, Riley, Tanis. Isabella, Lily, Samuel, Shaheem, Adalia, Jessica, Abdurahman, Maxwell, Emily.)
There is also a small note to us.
I have asked your child to bring in a few objects or pictures of objects that begin with the letter C. Please send them on Monday, Nov 22.
Here are some suggestions for that letter:
Clown, cadeau(gift), café, cage, camion (truck), canard(duck), carotte, carte(card), cent(100), cerf-volant(kite), chaise, chat, chien(dog), chapeau(hat), cheval(horse), cirque(circus), cochon(pig), cloche(bell), crocodile, cube… etc…
Everything will be returned to you at the end of the week or by next Monday, If you need more suggestions, please do not hesitate to ask. My only request is that you do not send food.
Thanks for your help!
The date was approaching and Cherry reminded me that she need to bring some items started with C to school next week. This weekend, I googled a list of French word started with C, and found a short pencil and a toy chair, and labeled then with “crayon” and “ chaise”. Later on I realize I should have indicated the gender of the words. When Cherry saw what I was doing, she also started collecting. She put in some items into the Sac de communication, includes some cards, which have pictures of cake, carrot, dog and a circle, a candle, respectively, a toy dog (labeled with “Chevel” – should be cheval), a piker card (labeled with “card” – should be “carte”), a scissor, (labeled with “ciseaux”), a chalk, a chocolate bar, a toy bird – I think she want to put in a duck. Cherry also put in a real big hat. I insisted that that hat is too big. The she saw a little toy hat that a neighbor just gave us and was happy to replace it with the big hat. There was also a small piece of paper. In the paper, she drew some cherries – I told her that her name, Cherry, is also started with C in French – Cerise.
The teacher only asked for a few items, about 5, and Cherry has a bag of about 20 items.
A note from Mme France
Rose will have her turn to collect items on April 4 next year and the teacher also made suggestion:
Rectangle, robot, rouge(red) radio, raisin, rat, roche(rock), roué(wheel), restaurant, rhinoceros, roi(king), reine(queen), requin(shark) raquette (snow shoe), rateau(rake), raton laveur(raccoon)..