French 101

Tatou le Matou, Niveau 1

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The French 101 level is designed for children aged 5-7 and uses the Tatou le Matou book and cahier as its primary material.  The required level of participation is to listen to either CD1 or CD2 daily.  The recommended level of participation includes daily homework of action songs, vocabulary memorization, and engaging with the book.

Syllabus

Lesson 1 & 2

J'entend

Lesson 3 & 4

Je touche

Lesson 5 & 6

Je sens

Lesson 7 & 8

je goûte

Lesson 9 & 10

je vois

Lesson 11 & 12

Petit Chaperon Rouge

Links to the CDs until you can purchase them.

Link to the pedagogical CD which has more details, to be used interchangeably with CD1.  Play the audio from all our Term One songs, while doing actions.

Vocab Lists (memorized) 

 

for Introduction of book

Matou - tomcat

le français - french

pour - for

les petits - littles (kids)

Méthode pour l'enseignement du français langue étrangère aus jeunes enfants - 

  Method for teaching french foreign language to young children

numbers - un, deux, trois, quatre, çinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix

 

for J'entend

C'est la nuit - it is the night

écoute - listen

 

Je suis Tatou, le chat - I am Tatou, the cat

Dans mon sac bleu, je met - In my blue bag, I put

Le bruit du vent - the noise of the wind

La voix d'une maman - the voice of a mother

Le chant du hibou - the song of the owl

Le hurlement du loup - the howl of the wolf

 

Écoute pour trouver le bruit caché derrière le ? - listen for to find the noise hidden behind the ?  (that is page 9 - have the children point, name, and make the sounds for the 4 items)

 

for Je touche

C'est le matin - it's the morning

que fait Tatou? - what is Tatou doing?

Dans mon sac - in my bag

Je met ce que je touch - I put what I touch

ce que touch ma patte - what touches my paw

en forme de main - in the shape of a hand

une plume - a feather

c'est doux - it's soft

un catctus - a cactus

ça pique - it prickles

un chat en peluche - a cat as a stuffed toy

le bec du hibou - the beak of an owl

dis-moi - tell me

si ça pique - if it prickles

ou si ce'set doux - or if it's soft

 

Add this song to the daily songs this week, to sing next week- Dehors L'Hiver (Winter)

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Please always look ahead to the following chapter each week to sing the song daily with the book to learn the upcoming songs and words.  So for this week, that would mean working on 'je sens' chapter in order to be ready for 2/20 and 2/27.

4/3, 4/10 — independent review

4/17 Little Red Riding Hood

4/24 LRRH review

5/1 act it out- wolf, granny/hunter, LRRH rehearse

5/8 act it out- performance

5/15 Fire & Water

5/22 review

5/29 Air & Earth

6/5 review

6/12 Review entire course

6/19 Review & final presentations

C'est l'après midi - it's afternoon

Que fait Tatou, le chat? - What is Tatou the cat doing?

 

Ce que je sens! - What I smell

jaune - yellow

il y a - there is

ce que je sens - what  I smell

ça sens bon - that smells good

le bois- the wood

le vent - the wind

le linge dans le vent - the laundry in the wind

le parfum des roses - the perfume of roses

quelque chose - something

Je ne sais pas quoi - I don't know what

Mais - but

ça sent bon chez moi - it smells good at my house

French-English Picture Dictionary

pp 1, 2, 4, 5, 17-19, 28

    second week add family p6 & p9 kitchen

Skill Builders French I - pp 4-11, 26-32

     second week add pp 36-39 & add photos of family

---->Please continue to review all songs.

Grammar: Sur, sous, dans (prepositions)

Song and

Explication de Alexa

I recommend purchasing her video enrollment for $15 per month, and working through 2 of the 40 videos per week.  We will try it out this week and see about it :)

New Songs: 123, nous irons aux bois; frère jacque

Vocabulaire up to Lesson 7 from the French-English Picture Dictionary (please mark down m or f for plural words or words begining with a vowel):

letters & numbers to vingt

p4: la tête, les yeux (l'oeil singular, masculine), le nez, la bouche, les épaules (f), le bras, la main, la jambe, le pied

p5: la jupe, la robe, le pantalon, le manteau, la chemise, le pyjama, les chaussures (f), les chaussettes (f), le chapeau

p 9: l'évier (m), le frigo, la cuisinière, le couteau, la cuillère, la fourchette, l'assiette (f), le verre, la casserole

p17: l'oeuf (m), le pain, la viande, le riz, le poisson, le beurre, le lait, les pâtes (f), le sucre

p18: la pomme, la pêche, la cerise, l'orange (f), l'ananas (m), la mangue, la banane, les raisins, la fraise

Tatou le Matou p 18-20

l'heure du goûter - time to eat (hour of tasting)

Je suis cuisinier (I am a chef)

C'est moi - it's me

Goûtez! - taste it! (you plural imperative form)

Une tarte aux pommes - an apple pie

Comme elle est bonne - how it is good

un bon chocolat - a good chocolate

Moi, j'adore ça - Me, I love that!

Et toi - and you

Que veux-tu manger - what do you want to eat

Pour le goûter - to eat it

Je voudrais goûter - I would like to taste

Mes chers amis - my dear friends

Votre fameuse - your famous

Salade de fruits - fruit salad

French-English Picture Dictionary

review

     second week add pp 7-8, 10-12, 27, 29, 48

Skill Builders French I - pp 48-55 & review

     second week add corresponding pages

GRAMMAR: how to use some/of

                      how to use more/less/same as

Tatou le Matou pp 22-25

Les p'tits fous

Le soir - the evening

la nuit - the night

le renard - the fox

On fait les p'tits fous - one makes little wild/crazy

avec mes amis - with my friends

pour nous - for us

il fait clair - it is bright outside (une nuit claire)

pas besoin de lumière - no need for light

on voit tout - one sees everything

tout est net - all is clear

pas besoin de lunettes - no need for glasses

French-English Picture Dictionary

review pp 7-8, 10-12, 27, 29, 48 both weeks

      second week add pp 20-26

Skill Builders French I - corresponding pages

Song: Sur sous dans, devant derrière... a coté de

           another version

These weeks prepare the children to act out Le Petit Chaperon Rouge with costumes and props.  The Tatou le Matou version is taken from Perrault, I believe.  Use the pedagogical version to hear a different ending if you like.  Practice this part daily:

- Ma mère-grand, que vous avez de grands bras!

- C'est pour mieux t'embrasser, ma fille!

- Ma mère-grand, que vous avez de grandes jambes!

- C'est pour mieux courir, mon enfant!

- Ma mère-grand, que vous avez de grandes oreilles!

- C'est pour mieux écouter, mon enfant!

- Ma mère-grand, que vous avez de grands yeux!

- C'est pour mieux te voir, mon enfant!

- Ma mère-grand, que vous avez de grandes dents!

- C'est pour te manger!

The children should practice this in pairs to perform in class.  You can also make a video with family if you like.

Please add Le Chat Botté and Blanche Neige from CD2 to listening.  You can practice acting out parts from both stories.

​Final songs to complete this term:
Chausson - Les Pappillons

         lyrics & translation

Fauré - Cantique

         lyrics & translation

Debussy - Beau Soir

         lyrics & translation

 

Picture dictionary- add in all the pages, focusing on fairytales page, family, colors, and reviewing rooms.

Skill builders- do pages that match picture dictionary

Tatou le Matou kahier - fill it out and do the activities at home, according to where we are in class.

Lesson 13-16

Fairytales:

Petit Chaperon Rouge,

Chat Botté,

Blanche Neige

Fire & Water

Lesson 17-18

- Read along in the CD liner notes with the three fairy tales.  Pause to define each sentence.  Act out parts.

- Picture Dictionary & Skill Builders: choose different pages to review each day, to cover the full books each week.  Combine pages - colors + fruit; opposites + professions; numbers + animals; kid's choice.

- Conversation card, daily

-13) Accent aigu (é) et grave (è)

    Accent Circonflex (î)

14) Question words: Est-ce que, Qui, Où, Quand, Quel, Quoi, Pourquoi/ parce que

Quand? Hier, Au jour d'hui, Demain.  Avant, maintenant, Après.  Le dernière, le premièr, tot, plus tard, trop tard.

15) Avoir- j'ai, tu as, il/elle/on a, nous avons, vous avez, ils/elles ont

16) Etre- je suis, tu es, il/elle est, nous avons, vous avez, ils/elles sont

- Dictionary & Skill Builder - weather, review

- Act it out/read & memorize story at home

- Conversation card

-17) Gender: Feminine vs Masculine nouns and why it matters

18) Question words: Est-ce que, Où, Quand, Quel, Quoi, etc

- Dictionary & Skill Builder - weather, review

- Act it out/read & memorize story at home

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20)

Lesson 21-22

Air & Earth

Lesson 19-20

We bring back all the activities and props to relive the fun moments of each class.  We review the Tatou le Matou kahier work done at home.  We sing all the songs together by memory, with actions.

Review