8 ways to teach French without a worksheet

Teach French Without A Worksheet: 8 different strategies

Worksheets can be great for scaffolding reading and writing activities in French class, but there are plenty of paperless ways to engage your students too! I’m sharing nine activities for French language learning and three ideas to expand students’ understanding of French cultures.

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Life groups in the classroom a community-building routine

Life Groups in the Classroom: A Community-Building Routine

About three years ago, I moved to a new city. It wasn’t far from where I’d grown up, but a few months in I started feeling really lonely. My husband and I had left the church where we had gone for years and I wasn’t feeling connected in our new one. That changed overnight when we joined a Life Group, and I am so thankful!

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Drama Games that will have your students roaring with laughter!

6 Drama Games that will Have Your Students Roaring with Laughter!

When I first started teaching, I didn’t quite know how to approach the drama section of our art curriculum. We would do a few skits, occasionally play a version of Bus Stop where one kid had to make another laugh, and call it a day. I wanted to breathe some life into our drama activities and make things fun again. Improv games were a perfect fit!

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How I structured online meetings for my fifth-grade class

How I Structured Online Class Meetings for My Fifth Grade Class

When we transitioned rather abruptly to online school last Spring, I wanted to make sure that I kept my students connected with one another in our new virtual classroom. I wasn’t sure how I was going to do that, but I knew two things right away:
1) I was NOT going to teach in my meetings.
2) My class meetings needed to be about connection and shared experiences.

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Hi, I'm Larissa!

I’m a grade five teacher in beautiful B.C. I love teaching fifth graders because they’re old enough to have big conversations but still eager to have fun and use their imaginations. In the classroom, I love talking about social justice, engaging in hands-on math, and sharing great books. At home, you can probably find me creating resources for teachers, reading in a chair by the window, or buying more books.