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May/June 2012



Les Gros Matous

"Les Gros Matous"

La classe de Madame Catherine et Madame Isabelle

They say April showers bring May flowers. Actually this year, Chez les Gros Matous, les giboulées brought us lots of vegetables, des légumes.

We went to the market, looked at many pictures, identified new vocabulary words and decided to choose Les Choux.

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During math time, we practiced our numbers and the metric system putting on a French scale all the cabbages we had just purchased.

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During our science lesson, we experimented with Du Chou Rouge. We boiled water, added vinegar in one glass and salt in the other. Les Gros Matous were amazed to see the results.

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Just in time pour la Fête des Mamans, we made un petit panier plein de Petits Choux, the sweet cream puffs. Toutes les mamans étaient super contentes. Look at their smiles. We could tell they were very proud of our work and they loved les petits choux.

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Of course Madame Isabelle had us singing not only the famous Savez Vous Planter des Choux but also some original songs like; Avec mon panier, je vais au marché and a few more. While Madame Isabelle played her guitar, Madame Catherine had us moving non-stop. It became so physical and fun, we did not have time for pictures.

We just could not study les légumes without talking in depth about Les Pommes de Terre. We learned how they grow, how to peel them, how to make De la Purée and we even played games with our patates. Once again, we had fun, learned a lot and enjoyed another healthy French recipe.

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We had to move on because it was La Fête du Pain. Oui, in France bread has its special day each May. Bread is not a vegetable but at FFF we celebrate almost all the holidays French kids celebrate, so we left Le Marché and headed out to La Boulangerie. Since the end of the year was just around the corner, we had another cooking day. This time we made du Pain Perdu, lost bread — known to you as French toast.

Needless to say, we needed some serious work-out time after all the eating we had done! Wouldn't you know that one Grand-Mère chez les Gros Matous does YOGA. It was so much fun, so relaxing and this grandma even speaks French. Madame Isabelle and Madame Catherine wanted to do yoga every day!

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French For FunDésolé les maitresses, school is over. We just had one more day to enjoy one last birthday party at the park.

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BONNES VACANCES.




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