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Chansons du printemps

This is our playlist for spring, to which we dance, sing along, play and enjoy our meal times. We were also hoping that it would motivate “le soleil” to come out a little more often:-)

Danse pour un petit poussin 

 

Papillon volé (A song from Guadeloupe about a butterfly that flies) 

 

L’hirondelle et le papillon 

 

And for those of us who are fans of Jacques Brel, here is his beautiful song about Spring “Au Printemps” 

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L’hirondelle et le papillon

“C’est le printemps!” (It’s Spring!) It’s been gray and gloomy for so long that the last couple days of sunshine have transported me to the caribbean and we seem to be rocking to quite a few island tunes lately. But we are veering back to more traditional tunes with this beautiful song by Henri Dès about a “papillon” (butterfly) who has just come out of its cocoon and is about to get eaten by “une hirondelle” (a swallow). However the singer does not want the beautiful butterfly to suffer such an unfortunate fate and rewrites the song a couple of times until he finds a satisfactory ending. After all, let the swallow eat “les mouches” (flies) “et les araignées” (spiders) instead.

L’hirondelle et le papillon

L'hirondelle et le papillon

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Que dit la météo?

“Que dit la météo?” (what is the weather?) is another song which I created by translating a song by Dr Jean. Her songs are lots of fun and very catchy and the French version is a hit with my students. I use flashcards from La Maternelle de Moustache and will soon transition to a weather wheel also from Moustache.

I have attached my lyric sheet with translation and two videos of the song (one with flashcards and one with the class) as well as the Maternelle de Moustache flashcards that go with the song.

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Que dit la météo

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fiches météo