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8 December 2014 Bûche de Noël

Monday, December 8th, 2014

I think that’s what the French Club kids were saying. We were all focused at that point on trying the bûche de Noël that AC, Sam and I made yesterday. Today Sam and I added marizpan champignons and other tree fungi to it (cake pictured bottom right). It was tasty! French Club goes on a […]

1 December 2014 Bonjour, Amis

Monday, December 1st, 2014

How is it December already? Only one more French Class till we break for the holidays and my surgery.

20 October 2014 Jouons aux cartes

Monday, October 20th, 2014

French Club played card games today.

13 October 2014 French Club Back in Session

Monday, October 13th, 2014

24 February 2014 Voilà une gomme

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Skit in French Club today. Sam was playing the part of a dragon who helps a student pick up pencils, erasers (“gomme”) and books that have fallen out of his backpack. She looks dragon-like, doesn’t she?

13 January 2014 French Club on the Run

Monday, January 13th, 2014

10 January 2014 Finally Found the Fève

Friday, January 10th, 2014

We’ve been whittling down our galette des rois all week and no sign of the fève that would confer kingship. (I used a bean as the fève and have been afraid all week that one of us had inadvertently swallowed it). But today, to our amazement, Sam and I each got a piece of the […]

16 December French Club Crafting

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Making paper bûches de Noël… I know, they should be edible and chocolate, but after all the cookie baking, I just didn’t have it in me.

9 December 2013 Hypnosis

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Today in French Club we took turns playing a hypnotist who can make people believe crazy things about themselves. Tu t’appelles Alex… tu as 3 ans… tu as 21 frères… French club parents: my apologies if your child wakes up believing that he or she is a dog, a dolphin, or has 21 brothers.

25 November 2013 A la bibliothèque

Monday, November 25th, 2013

French Club kids unleash their energy on the library.

11 November 2013 Alex, Zoé et Compagnie

Monday, November 11th, 2013

French Club is split into two groups this year– Les Grands et Les Petits. With Les Grands we are working with a textbook program called Alex et Zoé. The kids recently completed the first unit and today they presented a skit to Les Petits. I don’t think Les Petits were too impressed, but I was […]

21 October 2013 Comment tu t’appelles?

Monday, October 21st, 2013

What French club was asking after I changed everyone’s names and gave them chapeaux to wear. (Sam is wearing a beret that I bought at Galeries Lafayette in 1987 on my first trip to Paris.)

7 October 2013 A la Bibliothèque

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Looks like we were about to have a board room meeting, but no, it’s a new year for French Club, now meeting weekly at the downtown library. It’s looks so calm here, doesn’t it? I was trop occupée to take any pictures of the ensuing mayhem.

22 February 2013 Il Pleut

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Actually I don’t think it rained all that much here (freezing or regular) but still, it was a good day to stay indoors with a still sick child.

14 February 2013 Tartes au sucre

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

We made mini tartes au sucre today in French Club as part of our Quebec studies. This was not an entirely traditional recipe, as we substituted graham cracker crusts for the more usual pâte brisée. They were quite tasty, though. Here’s a bonus shot of the kids feasting:

7 February 2013 Dessiner

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

A brief moment of quiet while the kids in French Club draw self-portraits.

17 January 2013 Il Neige

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Sort of. As soon as the rain turned to snow, the French Club kids ran outside to taste it.

10 January 2013 Il Fait Froid

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Well, pretending qu’il fait froid in French club today.

13 December 2012 La bûche de Noël

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The kids made it (with help!) and it was délicieuse.

1 November 2012 French Club Boogie

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

See what I mean? Kids are blurry.