Ideal for beginning readers/writers in French! (Immersion or First Language)!
This package includes two simple fold-and-staple booklets that children LOVE to write/fill in. They can be printed on 8 1/2"x11" paper, and are 5 sheets (Les couleurs de Noël) and 6 sheets ) Les sens de Noël), respectively. The students can decorate and colour in the cover, and fill in the eight or 10 subsequent half-sheet pages.
The first booklet (Les couleurs de Noël) has is a simple book featuring 10 different colours. Each page says “À Noël, je vois vert/rouge/blanc/noir/bleu quand je regarde _______” This way, the colours themselves don’t have to change. (E.g. “Blanc” doesn’t have to change to “blanche” if the child chooses “la neige,” etc.) (There are 4 possible title pages - 2 girls and 2 boys!)
The second booklet (Les sens de Noël) features the 5 senses. “À Noël, je peux voir/entendre/toucher/goûter/sentir________” There are 2 half-pages for each of the 5 senses. (There are 2 different title pages - 1 with a female elf and one with a male elf!)
PRIOR to completing the booklets, I introduce the vocabulary, have a community circle, and brainstorm ideas on the SMART board/chart paper. Then, the children mill to music (i.e. walk around the classroom while listening to snip-its of French songs). When the music stops, they talk to each other about all the their ideas (en français, bien sûr)! After they've had a chance to talk about their ideas, they start writing their booklets.
(I encouraged my students to use a picture dictionary for unfamiliar words or to check for spelling.)
These are .pdf files