French Immersion Kindergarten CD

Dear Parents/Guardians, some parents have called to say that the CDs are not working. We have uploaded all of the songs on the website for families to download. If your CD does not work, try importing it into itunes. Happy Summer to all!

 

Roche- On     La salle 129 SK Français Immersion


ABCD
  1. Alexis
  2. Avery
  3. Katie
  4. Mlle Tiringer
Ah! C’est l’Halloween
  1. Alexis
  2. Erica
  3. Mlle Tiringer
Arretez Regardez
  1. Caitlyn
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Au revoir les amis
  1. Alexis
  2. Catriona, Joshua, Emery, Spencer
  3. Mlle Tiringer
  4. Sean
Bonjour comment ca va?
  1. Alexis
  2. Emery
  3. Mlle Tiringer
Bonjour les amis
  1. Alexis
  2. Mlle Tiringer
  3. La classe
  4. Emery, Griffen, Taiven, Lily Rose
  5. Quinn
C’est l’automne
  1. Alexis, Erica, Kai
  2. Mlle Tiringer
A c’est pour Alexandra
  1. Mlle Tiringer
  2. Alexis
A c’est pour avion
  1. La classe
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Coccinelle Demoiselle
  1. Avery & Mikayla
Day-O
  1. Erica, Kai, Alexis
Frosty le bonhomme de neige
  1. Mlle Tiringer
  2. Erica, Kai, Alexis
Il neige, Il neige
  1. Alexis, Erica, Kai
  2. Mlle Tiringer
J’ aime maman, J’aime papa
  1. Alexandra
  2. Katie
  3. Mlle Tiringer
Je suis la belle citrouille
  1. Alexis & Kai
  2. Katie
  3. Mlle Tiringer
Je suis une pizza
  1. Alexis, Kai, Katie, Erica
  2. Catriona, Spencer, Mikayla, Taiven, Joshua
Joyeux Anniversaire
  1. La classe
  2. Mlle Tiringer
  3. Catriona & Joshua
Lavez les mains
  1. Erica
  2. Mikayla
  3. Mlle Tiringer
Le gland brun
  1. Annah
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Les couleurs
  1. Alexis
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Les feuilles tombent
  1. Annah
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi
  1. Erica
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Nagez nagez
  1. La classe
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Nous sommes des petits Canadiens
  1. Mlle Tiringer
  2. Avery
  3. Mikayla
Oh Canada !
  1. Mlle Tiringer
  2. Mikayla, Erica, Spencer, Quinn
Ours Brun, Ours Brun
  1. Catriona
  2. Avery
  3. Erica, Alexis, Kai
  4. Mikayla
  5. Mlle Tiringer
Petit Papa Noel
  1. Mlle Tiringer
Pomme de Reinette
  1. Kai
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Popcorn song
  1. Lily Rose
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Quel temps fait-il ?
  1. Mlle Tiringer
Rangez tout, Rangez tout
  1. Mlle Tiringer
Salut, salut, salut, les amis
  1. Emery
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Si tu aimes le soleil
  1. Erica & Mikayla
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Skinnamarinki dinki dink
  1. Mlle Tiringer
Sur sous dedans
  1. Mlle Tiringer
Tête épaules genou orteils
  1. Spencer
  2. Mlle Tiringer
Tête et thorax abdomenUn insecte a 6 pattes
  1. La classe
  2. Mlle Tiringer
  3. Catriona & Joshua
Tout le monde fait un cercle
  1. Mlle Tiringer
Tout le monde les mains en l’air
  1. Mlle Tiringer
  2. Emery
Un petit poisson
  1. Avery
  2. Katie, Kai, Alexis, Erica
Vive le vent, vive le vent
  1. La classe
  2. Joshua
  3. Mlle Tiringer
Vole vole vole, papillon
  1. Avery
  2. Mikayla


 

 

 

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Dinosaur Fossils

Since we are coming down to the end of the year and starting to pack up the classroom, some of the students noticed some dinosaur eggs in a bin. They asked Mlle Tiringer whether they could play with them.

The next day, Mlle Tiringer put out a large garbage bag, some protective eye-wear and some of the dinosaur eggs. This is what happened:

 

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Largest Sea Creatures

Last week a student asked how big the largest sting ray was in the world. So Mlle Tiringer went home and searched on the internet for the answer to this question. She discovered 9 of the largest sea creatures caught.

http://www.discoverfishingbc.ca/fun-and-games/fish

We had a very long discussion as a class about the different features of these sea creatures. We compared the measurements from the information on the websites to the size and mass of the students, teacher, meter stick and/or classroom.

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Making chalk

This week one of our students brought in two rocks. “I’m going to make chalk with them”, he said. So we gave him some black paper and safety goggles. He smashed the rocks together and powdered residue came off of it.

Later on that day we asked him to present his science project to the classroom at the end of the day. We followed up this learning moment by watching workers make chalk in a third world country. Finally we learned how to make some sidewalk chalk with simple household objects.

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We found a moth!

During the week, our class found a very large moth outside. Mme Lawson captured it for us. We observed the moth on the carpet in order to learn more about it. We witnessed its large wings and circular spots resembling large eyes.

However we noted that the moth is from nature and that we should give it back to nature. So Mme Lawson took the moth back to nature for us all. We watched her from the window.

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Our Class trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens

Today our class went on a field trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens. We have been learning about habitats and life cycles in class. Our trip generated a lot of connections to the learning we have done in class.

Thank you to all of the families who packed a separate snack for our students in a plastic bag. Before leaving, we ensured everyone had a bag snack with them and placed them in a large bag to carry. After splitting up into our responsible partners, we all got on the bus to the RBG.

We met our new friend Janice who taught us lots of things about nature and the Royal Botanical Gardens. The first thing we did was plant our mini-marsh into Cootes Paradise. Our friend Janice wore gloves and planted our marsh into Cootes away from the boat launch so our plants could grow. She also explained that our snails were important because they helped clean the water in Cootes Paradise.

Then we walked to a little trail and learned how to feed the birds and the chipmunks. Some of the chipmunks ate right out of our hands. Next we hiked up the hill back to the Nature Center. We then washed our hands and had snack outside in picnic tables. Everyone ate at least one thing and drank some of their water/juice.

Then we went on a bug hunt and found variety of critters in the wood chips. We identified them on our bug sheets with our partner. Janice tried to teach us a song, but we already knew the words in French about how to identify an insect.

Finally we went through the maze which was the BEST part of all. We were all really, really tired at the end of the day but we learned a lot.

 

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Kite in Class

 

For the past 2 days, a variety of students have been using the recycled materials in our classroom to make kites or “cerf-volant”. They have attached string to a flat piece of paper, and attached a handle at the bottom of the string.

The students enjoyed flying their kites outside during recess time:

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On the Hunt for Community Helpers

Today we talked about community helpers and the buildings which they work in. Our main focus was the teacher and the school, however we found it important to mention the other community helper buildings around the area.

The students cited the police officer in the police station, a fireman in the fire station, a nurse or a doctor in the hospital and a life guard who works in a pool.

We wondered about the various community helpers who help us every day at school, so we went on a hunt around the school to find them. We decided to thank them for all of their hard work each day.

First we could not find the caretaker, but we found some volunteers (Mr. Baughn) and teachers (Mme Locke, Mme Protas, Mme Blinkie, Mlle Moore). The library was closed so we took a picture of the library. Mrs. Cullen the secretary waved to us from the office because she was very busy. Mr. Poot and Mrs. Rizzo were busy to but we snapped a photo of them. We found Mrs. Kyte, but she was busy too. Finally we found Larry the caretaker and we got a group shot with him. Then we went up to the second floor and found Mrs. Vizentin, Mme Reynolds, Mrs Crawford, Mme Blinkie again, and asked to see Mr. Skinner. We told everyone that we were hunting for community helpers and then we said thank you to them for their amazing work in our school.

When we returned to our classroom we talked about a few of the roles of our community helpers and which ones we saw in the school.

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Our new Ipad

Today in our classroom, we introduced the students to our new tool: Ipad. These Ipads were purchased for Kindergarten through our new ELK funds. The Ipad was set up as a learning center for the students to use. Each child signed their name on a piece of paper, and were provided with 5 minutes to enjoy a few educational activities on the Ipad.

We noticed that the students were demonstrating a variety of curriculum expectations while using the Ipad and we began to document them.

K.W. began with the Ipad and used a program involving letters and words in French. She practiced touching the words and listening to the words in French: “E c’est pour escargot”. Sometimes she would simply identify them herself. G.W. came by and said “Grenouille c’est pour Griffen”.

T.B. built a 3D structure with the tap blocks. Every time he tapped the blocks, a new block would appear. We asked him what it was : “a telescope” he replied and it truly looked like one. He kept turning it around and adding block.

S.D. used a program about space and turned the earth by hand. He also discovered a Lego program whereby he used Lego pieces to built a car. He placed the wheels and a cover on his car. Once he finished one vehicle, he was provided with new tools to create an even better vehicle. Finally he used the Lego pieces to build a Lego structure puzzle.

E.A-G. completed picture patterns. “Lapin, pomme, _____, pomme.” A friend turned to her asking how to play and E.A-G. said “what do you think goes next?”.

A.Y. explored an addition program whereby she had to find the correct number to complete the set. She also learned about how to care for pond creatures with the virtual pond program. She fed the fish, learned how to care for the water by cleaning it and the environment of the pond itself.

G.W. continued to take care of our virtual pond after A.Y. He attempted some of the Lego program but preferred the complex galactic puzzles. He moved the pieces around and used the border to complete the puzzle. Some of the images were very abstract on the page. We were amazed at his spatial awareness skills.

C.T. decided to observe the planet mercury on the Ipad and learned about its land mass. Then she practiced addition with a bee and caterpillar program. She began to use her fingers, but then progressed to using the fingers of friends when the numbers became too big to count on her own hands. We also discussed 2 digit addition based on adding the second digits and then the first. She also observed that if there were many counters, and lower numbers, it can be assumed that the larger answer is correct.

L-R. B. continued with C.T.’s addition program. She also wondered allowed “what would happen if you did it wrong?” by pressing the wrong number. She found out. Another friend A.P. came by and said “hmmmm 6 plus 8 egale = 14”. “Try the bigger number because there is more”. The friends are enjoying teaching one another.

E.M. attempted a variety of programs because she has a similar device at home. First she continued the addition game but then moved on to listening to a story in French: Miss Spider. This was an excellent story because as each word was read, they turned read to follow along with the story. Finally she settled on a 3D puzzle game whereby she matched the 2D shape with the 3D box.

C.T. enjoyed using a program about the solar system. She shook the Ipad and the planets would dissamble out of their proper orbit. She had to reassemble them in the proper sequence before her time ran out. The art of recognizing biggest to smallest was very important here and remembering the original puzzle.

M.L. practiced the addition game. “I’m counting the flowers to help me”. “Mlle Tiringer, when all the smiles are green, I will let K.W. have a turn, just 5 more.” She is displaying turn taking and number sense.

K.W. listened to a little of the Miss Spider story in French. He continued to watch as the words lit up on the page in red. He tried a variety of programs on the Ipad but had difficulty determining his main focus.

Tomorrow we will continue exploring our new classroom tool as many students wanted to have a second turn today.

 

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Our volunteer community helper

On Friday, one of our awesome volunteers asked whether she could show her police badge to the students. We were so excited about this moment!

Everyone sat down on the carpet and because it was J.B.’s birthday on June 1st, he got to see the police badge first. He described the police badge and identification to the students. Mrs. Patterson informed that students about the identification that a police officer wears, and how they must present it to the public if they are identifying themselves as a police officer.

Once Mrs. Patterson explained the importance of her badge and identification, Mlle Tiringer made a comparison between our teacher badges and the police officer badge. Each one has our picture and our name. We also looked at the identification card that Mrs. Patterson has in her wallet, compared to Mlle Tiringer’s ETFO teacher card. Both had ID numbers specific to them.

 

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