For most students, the struggle of memorizing 'avoir' can be very daunting and confusing. I created a cheer for students to memorize when they are learning the verb 'avoir' and put it into a small little note card so that students can keep them in the front of their binders or laminate and keep on a ring. The chant allows them not only to create a fun way of memorizing an otherwise difficult topic, but it will immediately get stuck in their heads.
I like to start out by showing them the cheer first, having them clap along with me as I cheer, and then soon learning the cheer themselves. The note card gives them keys on when to clap, and when a liaison is needed. This cheer will need lots of repetition and guidance to start out with, but because the students are not necessarily 'singing' they tend to be a lot more comfortable saying the cheers out loud, and competing with their classmates on who can cheer louder, or memorize it quicker. This cheer has been very successful thus far for my classes, and I love hearing my students cheering down the hall as they leave class.