It’s Almost That Time of the Year!

Hi! Christmas is around the corner and so we are starting to learn our CHRISTMAS CAROL of the year. Sing with us at home ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

For the little ones! Always my favourite ๐Ÿ™‚

For our grade 2&3 class, and our grade 3&4 class:

http://www.learningstationmusic.com/blog/2013/12/07/wish-merry-christmas-lyrics/

For our grade 4&5 class. We are feeling silly this year ๐Ÿ˜‰

And finally for our grades 4-6 and grade 6 class:

 

HAPPY CAROLING!

Yukon Quest…ME TOO!

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Following the Yukon Quest has been exciting! And finally the gates are open.

The mushers hit the starting line yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

The race is on!

Mr. Jรฉ and I, envious of the adventurers, decided we’d go to the Yukon and embark on the Quest ourselves (in our dreams). Off to the races ๐Ÿ™‚

On your mark, get ready… GO!

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Follow along with us on these sites:

http://www.newsminer.com/mushing/yukon_quest/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-quest-364-dogs-and-26-mushers-start-running-today-1.4513341

http://www.webcenter11.com/sports/yukonquest

 

 

The Power of Bilingual Brains

I was reminded today via CBC radio that studies prove learning and speaking a new language is a bonus for your brain.

In researching more on this I found a headline that must be shared:

”People who speak two languages are ‘better at multi-tasking and less likely to develop Alzheimer’s”

Check out the article this comes from to learn more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1358234/People-speak-languages-better-multi-tasking-likely-develop-Alzheimers.html

And this one too:

http://www.utne.com/mind-and-body/bilingual-children-zm0z12jazros

Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

French Words in English

Did you know that 1 out of 3 words in English come from French? That’s right!

It stems from Guillaume le Conquรฉrant’s reign in England and the Norman french he brought with him, from the French’s love of food, and many other points in time of travel and trade.

Here is a really neat little video on how we can also find entire French phrases in some common English words.

Language is fun! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for the share Mr. Simon

DUOLINGO

Hi everybody!

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  I have recently discovered a new site to practice languages (English plus).

It is simple, rewarding and it works great to learn new vocabulary.

I am using it to learn Spanish, and I love it.

Here is the link:ย https://www.duolingo.com/

Beunos Dias!

CHRISTMAS in ENGLISH

Hello again ๐Ÿ™‚

If you want to learn about CHRISTMAS in ENGLISH,

I have made a Christmas ”SYMBALOO”

(a place I put all my favourite Internet links under one theme)

http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/aneslxmas?searched=true

To find this link:

go under FUN in the menu, and in HOLIDAYS.

This Christmas link will take you to many sites where you can

practice vocabulary, play games, watch cartoons and sing songs.

Have fun and HAPPY HOLIDAYS ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/aneslxmas?searched=true