Thursday, 26 September 2013

European day of languages

. . . and what a lovely day it has been.

Some of the children had obviously been doing a bit of homework because as they walked in and I greeted them with 'Bonjour . . . (and their name)', several responded very confidently with 'Bonjour, Mrs Clark' (and one 'Madame') and one bright spark responded with 'Comment ca va?' (it wasn't quite that but that's what he meant and please excuse the lack of accents).  He gave me a HUGE grin when I responded with 'Tres bien, merci.'  Well done, mum or dad.

Such a smiley start to the day and it continued as we did the register in French (well, the 'bonjour' bit, anyway) and then we bumped into reality with Reading Revelry and Work Workshop.  After that it was back to France for some geography (naming European countries and capital cities), making a French flag,. learning some French songs and doing some maths using French words for the numbers one to ten.

This afternoon was pure indulgence as we tasted baguette, brioche, pain au chocolat, croissant, confiture (er - home made blackberry and apple because I forgot to get some Bonne Maman) and fromage (brie).  By playtime I was stuffed (and the jam is well delicious too)!

They all went home very happily waving their flags and smiling to all and sundry.  I love these 'special' days.  Vive la France.

And now I'm shattered!!!!!  A nice glass of Merlot (must stay in the spirit) will help, I'm sure.  Salut, mes amies!

6 comments:

joanygee said...

A memorable day for all the right reasons. Jx

Joy said...

That's right - all the right reasons. It's lovely when it all comes together!
J x

Sonja said...

That sounds like great fun! Will you do a German day sometime do you think? . Brioche et al are delicious, too! S.xxx

Joy said...

Another class did Germany. :-) I don;t have enough command of the language - in fact I don't have any command of it!
J x

joanygee said...

Chatting with friend, her grandson was involved at his school. Went well but not with the same flair as yours. Kudos to you! Jx

Joy said...

I hope lots of schools participated. It was well worth the extra effort!
J x