Homeschooling, Summer Edition: France, Pt. 1

This week was the first week in our two week unit study about France, and we had so much fun! This week we focused on famous landmarks and symbols of France, read a few books, and tried a few new foods – or at least Wyatt did.

We read Madeline, talked about the Eiffel Tower, and then built our own version out of wafer cookies

We read Anatole, about that cute little bike riding, beret wearing mouse who has quite a refined palette for cheese tasting… and then of course we had to eat cheese too. Wyatt tried baked Brie. He was not impressed. I’ll give him a few more years.

We read about The Giraffe that Walked to Paris, which was really an interesting book!! I had never heard of this historic event, and was pretty fascinated with it. The picture book is very long, so I had to summarize the pages a bit to keep Wyatt interested, but I went back and read it myself. We talked about giraffes, their natural habitats, and looked at maps, both a world map and a map of France, to view the journey this giraffe made so long ago. We plotted her walk from Marseilles to Paris (425 miles in 41 days!) and laughed thinking about the raincoat that the French tailor sewed for her. This was a very fun day; Wyatt loves giraffes so it was cool to be able to include them in this unit.

We did some table work as well, math and patterns and all that good stuff, but the bulk of what we did was exploring through reading and trying new things. We also started a new read aloud – Linnea in Monet’s Garden. It is so cute and coincides well with our “journey”. We stopped reading The Little Prince – Wyatt is not ready for it yet and that is ok. Another thing for another time. But he is enjoying Linnea.

Resource Roundup!

France – Weekly Preschool Curriculum

Books We Read:

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The Giraffe that Walked to Paris || Linnea in Monet’s Garden || Anatole || Madeline

Videos We Watched:

Ratatouille on Disney+

Anatole’s Parisian Adventure

Homeschool Pop – Eiffel Tower for Kids

FreeSchool – Eiffel Tower for Kids

I am already looking forward to what I have planned for us next week!


7 thoughts on “Homeschooling, Summer Edition: France, Pt. 1

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  2. I laughed when I saw the wafer Eiffel Tower. What a fabulous idea! Seriously brilliant. I think if I ever have a Paris party, I just might have to do that. That is so clever, combining design and having something he can build with that is fun. (Hopefully, he got to eat some of it after!) The book list is great!

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