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Spectacle de Noël

Yay the holidays:-)!! We had our “spectacle de Noël” (Christmas show) on Thursday and it all went wonderfully. The kids sang beautifully, the parents brought great snacks and the party was warm and fun.

The kids worked well on their “bonhommes de neige” (snowmen), “étoiles” (stars) and songs. We sang Bonjour les rennes, Un jour dans sa cabane (which each child playing a different instrument), Mon bonhomme de neige, Ouistiti and Au revoir.

Here is a picture of the class decorated for our “spectacle”.

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We had our own take on an advent calendar with a countdown to the spectacle on December 18th. It was long but the kids were so excited to see day of the spectacle finally arrive that it all felt worth it. Hard work does pay off:-)

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Le bonhomme de neige

This is what I have in store for my students next week. We focused on “le père noël” (santa) and “le sapin” (Christmas tree) this week so now for the much awaited “bonhomme de neige” (snowman).

Yet another translation of a Super simple learning song “I’m a little snowman”. The most exciting part of this lesson is an Olaf worksheet I found on Pinterest posted by The activity mom. The children incessantly sing “Let it go” at recess and I have had to watch Frozen half a dozen times to stay hip in their eyes. I think we are in for a lot of fun.

Here are the lyric sheet with translation, the video and Olaf worksheet:

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Le bonhomme de neige

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Olaf worksheet

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Bonjour les rennes

In my continued search for songs relevant to the current project and target vocabulary I am spending more and more time creating and translating songs. This time, for Christmas, I translated one of my favorites from Super Simple Learning.
This website was a Godsend when I was a preschool English teacher and now that I teach French I realize there really is no ressource like theirs. They create songs especially for English language learners. How I wish I could find the same ressource for French language learners. Until then I will keep translating (for as long as none of the original creators get offended). So here is my take on Super Simple Learning’s “Hello Reindeer”.

You will find below the lyric sheet and coloring page (pictures also courtesy of Super Simple Learning) along with a video of the translated song.

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Bonjour les rennes