Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Free French Verbs Book and Unit

 Free Printable French Verbs and Writing Sheets

Are you hoping to help your child learn to speak or write in French this year? Then I have got some GREAT French units for you - and more coming too! You can see all of the units on my French units freebies page here!

Verbs are an important part of language - no matter which you are speaking! Learning the verbs in their infinitive form (stem form) is an important first step in language learning for sure. Once you know the base word, it makes it simpler to conjugate later on.

That is exactly why I made this unit for my own kids - and am now sharing it with you!

One of the best (and most fun!) ways we practice French in our homeschool is by learning new words every week - verbs, adjectives, and nouns. We learn what they mean in English, then string them together into sentences that make sense. From there, we conjugate the verbs into the tenses we want and I let my kids choose their favourite sentence and draw a picture of it in their notebooks.

We re-read these sentences all the time (they get pretty silly!) and have a lot of fun doing this - and I hope that you can too!

--pictures coming soon of how we use this unit in our homeschool--

I have included everything a beginner French learner will need in this unit to build a sentence using these verbs. (coming soon - adjective and noun units!)

-Conjugation charts and some quick tips on how to conjugate

-Verb cards in full colour in all 3 groups (-er, -ir, -re)

-Writing pages to practice writing some sentences with simple prompts (ex: What are you doing?)

-Translation Guide

I hope that this unit makes teaching easier for you and your learners! 

Stay tuned for more French units coming soon.

Download this freebie below...

Download French Verbs Unit Here

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Free Science Journal: Everyday Technology

 Free Printable Science Journal
Everyday Technical Objects

When we think about technology nowadays, most of us tend to think of electronics. Computers, smartphones, tablets, TVs, and smart technology has taken the forefront of that topic! But have you ever sat down and thought about who invented a shopping cart and what going to the store was like before they had them? Or have you ever brushed your teeth at night and wondered how different life would be if we still only swished water around our mouths to clean them? (yuck!)

Small inventions like these are still pieces of technology, but oftentimes we don't give them much thought. They're just there and part of life. But long ago, someone thought of these things. They thought of these things to make life easier, more comfortable, and healthier. 

Pointing these things out to our kids is not only fun but can get their own wheels turning. What could they make that could make life easier? How do inventors invent these things? How would my life be without a spoon?

This unit was made to cover the progression of learning in grades 1-2 that covers the topic of Systems and Interaction - Everyday technical objects. But I think it is such a fun topic to explore with our learners! I honestly can't wait to explore this one with my own kids. I can see us spending plenty of time with a few books on inventions and videos on who invented what :)

Like my other science journals, this one is free! Although it is aimed at the progression of first and second grade, feel free to use it with learners of any age. I will be with my 8 and 11-year-olds. 

As always I have included some worksheets to show their learning, but have also included a fun project and a writing page where kids are encouraged to think of their own 'everyday' inventions.

You can download this unit for free below...

Download The Free Science Journal HERE

*Please do share this resource! All I ask is that you share the link to THIS blog or post, not the google link.*

Thursday, August 4, 2022

French Calendar Freebie: Learn to speak and write about the calendar in French

 Free French Calendar Set

Use this fun, interactive calendar set to help teach your learners all about the date, months of the year, days of the week, and more!

One French learning activity my kids always LOVE to do is fixing up our French wall calendar every day. They each grab a piece to put up and we talk about what it says.

"Aujourd'hui c'est..."

"Demain ce sera..."

Hier c'etait..."

That is why I decided to make and share this fun set with you! It contains calendar cards you can use at home or in the classroom. They work great in a pocket chart or on the wall. I laminate mine and put velcro dots on the back of them so we can change them every day.

But this set includes more than just a calendar!

It also includes posters and writing worksheets too! 

These writing sheets give kids plenty of practice writing about the date, the month, the weather, and more! I have even included years up to 2033 :)

(photos coming soon of how we use this calendar)

Download the free unit below!

Download the FREE French Calendar Here!

Freebie French Speaking and Writing Unit

 Free French Speaking and Writing Unit
For beginner language learners

One of the best ways I have gotten my own kids to practice writing in French is by asking and answering the questions out loud before they write. Last year in our homeschool this was a HUGE success!

That is why I created this unit (and more to come!) based off of what we have been doing in our own home learning. I can vouch for the fact that it works and it can even be a lot of fun! Plus it will make a GREAT addition to your kids portfolios...

In this unit, there are 20 very basic questions ranging from "how are you doing? " or Where do you live?" to asking learners about their favourite things. Each card is meant to be printed out and folded in half, with the question on one side and the answer stem on the other.

After the cards, you'll notice there are some writing pages with many of the same questions (except very simple ones, of course, like "Comment t'appelles-tu?"). These sheets also have beginning answer stems for learners to trace on them, and  place for them to draw a picture or fill in the drawing prompt.
It's a fun addition to any French unit, a morning basket, or even a small classroom group. The best part? It's available for FREE!  Last year I used this alongside some sight words we learned to make sentences with (I'll release those soon too!) and I saw my kids' French writing soar.

Download this unit for free below using the google drive link. All I ask is that when sharing this resource, you share the link to THIS blog post, NOT the google link. Thank you and enjoy learning French with your littles!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Free Magnets Science Journal For Elementary Learners

 Free Printable Magnets Science Journal

Magnets! Do you remember learning about them in school? I do! I feel like it's a concept we all remember learning because it is just so fun. Who wouldn't love spending a day experimenting with different magnets and making iron bits go crazy? Or having magnet races, pushing along a magnet with another.

But when it comes to proving your kid's learning, it can be tricky. How do you SHOW what you taught them - besides photos? Well, I am hoping my science journals can help you there! Did you know I have others too? You can check them out here or by heading to the science page on the menu above.

This unit includes pages with very simple explanations going over how magnets were discovered, how they work, and how we use them in our everyday lives. It also includes some simple worksheets and two fun activities that get kids to find magnets in their own homes or classrooms.

I love it when science is fun and hands-on and the paperwork is minimal. I know that's what my kids love too. So I have made sure to keep things very simple, clean and easy. Just read through the explanations (your learners can also colour them in!), fill in the worksheet and try out the 2 simple activities.

If your kids are really interested in exploring magnets further, you can continue on with hands-on activities, books, and videos. But you'll have this great journal as proof of your child's learning!

This unit was made to follow the Cycle 1 Elementary progression (grades 1-2) in the Quebec Education program, but it can be used by anyone in any grade. There is no writing on it indicating grade level :)

Download it for FREE instantly below!

Download the Free Magnet Science Journal Here!

Free Science Journal: Forces and Motion

 Free Printable Science Journal: Forces and Motion

Here with another great free science journal for your little learners! Have you seen my other science journals? There are more on this page!

Teaching kids about force and motion might seem like a simple concept - you push a swing, that's a push! You pull a wagon and it comes closer to you. But for young learners these concepts can sometimes seem confusing, especially when you begin to compare a slide to a roll, or begin talking about friction.

This unit explains everything in kid-friendly language so that they can better understand the simple forces around them. It also includes some worksheets and hands-on activities they can use to help them understand the concepts in the real world.

The concepts in this journal follow the concepts in the Progression of Learning in the Quebec Education Program, but they can be used by anyone! They're simple for 1st-2nd grade, but can be used by anyone of any age who would like to better understand these concepts.

Concepts include:
  • What is a push?
  • What is a pull?
  • What is force?
  • What is a slide?
  • What is a roll?
  • How these forces are different
  • What is gravity?
  • What is friction?
  • How does friction increase or decrease?

The BEST part is that you can download this journal instantly for free using the link below! It's a great addition to a homeschool portfolio (and for older kiddos, there is NO grade written on it anywhere, so don't worry about that!). It would also make a great addition to a classroom unit on Force and Motion. 

Download it for free at the link below...

**I am SO Happy to share this freebie with you! All I ask in return is that when sharing this resource with others, you share the link to THIS blog, not the google link. Thank you**