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French first day of school activities: back to school activities: first week of school
These first day of school read aloud activities, entirely in French, are based on the most perfect first day book ever, Enfin, Te Voilà! (You’re Finally Here!), by Melanie Watt. This high engagement resource provides you with a full and fun first week of school and is identical to my best-selling English version, You’re Finally Here!
This unique resource will help your students get to know each other, play group games, write about how it’s going so far, set goals, and explain what took them so long to get to your class! Also included is an adorable class anchor chart and book character goal setting craft. The easy prep bulletin board doubles as a first day photo booth. Signs for students to hold are included in French for Grades K-4.
Ideal for French, Canadian, and French immersion teachers, I've even included special desk notes to welcome your class on the first day!
Here's how the unit works:
The very impatient, and often bored, bunny of a book character is waiting and waiting for his readers! When they finally arrive he is overjoyed! I set the premise and convince my new class that I, just like the book character, have been waiting, and waiting, and WAITING for them to arrive!
Included are lots of fun, first day of school and all week long activities for reading, writing, and getting to know new friends. The unit also includes a student booklet for students to explain what took them so long to get to your class, and the responses are priceless! My class LOVED it and I know yours will too!
Included in the download:
All materials including teacher’s notes and lesson plans are in French.
-Class anchor chart with all chart parts
-What Took You So Long? (to get to my class?) student writing booklet
-Almost, Pretty Soon, Until, Finally-All About Me writing
-Journal Prompts for introducing journal routines and taking a baseline writing sample
-The Bored Game- Icebreaker game for partners or teams with spinner and recording sheet.
-How Long? Hop- Roam the Room Activity that can also be used as task cards
-What Took You So Long? Student photo writing craft and bulletin board display with ideas and templates for a Meet the Teacher Night preview
-Book character writing craft
-First Day Desk Notes and additional gift tags
-First day writing activity for taking a writing sample or baseline
-First day photo signs (Grades K-4 plus Prep Year-Year 4, and Grade 1-Grade 4 title signs included)
Please download the preview to see the many resources included.
Looking for the book?
Be sure to check your school or local library. The book can also be purchased here:
Canadian teachers, this book is often included in your Scholastic Book Club fliers. The English version is available for free with your bonus points in the 2018 Scholastic Teacher Rewards catalog.
See how I use this unit in my classroom! Visit my blog Around the Kampfire to see this unit in action during our first week of school.
Around the Kampfire
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