It’s back to school, and both Ryder and Siella went off this morning without a hitch. Going back to school doesn’t just involve the kids, but it also involves us parents as well. This year, homework will be new for Ryder, and throughout the summer, we have been trying to prepare him for what’s to come in these next few months. Jacadi, one of my favorite clothing brands from France, has recently put together fun Get Schooled homework assignments to help the entire family get “back to school ready.” They may be a clothing brand, but more importantly, they are a family brand, who understands the fundamentals of how important back to school is for everyone. The lessons, which can be printed or viewed online, are an extremely helpful resource, because it expands learning to the home, where we can teach them, in addition to their teachers at school.
I love the ideas that Jacadi offers parents, especially the one below, which suggests keeping Saturdays and Sundays as your “off” days, for both you and your kids. This is something I tend to struggle with, because I tend to find myself working on the weekend when I should be spending special time with my children. We all have deadlines, but I am making an effort to switch off on our down days.
I have also found these lessons to be super useful with Gemma learning to talk. The translations from French to English are brilliant, and they perfect for families eager to teach their children a second language. With hopes that she will understand French, I have been saying these three phrases to her in both French and English daily: Bonjour, Salut, and Au revior which means Good Morning, Hey, and Good Bye. And, with Ryder and Siella, we have been practicing days of the week in both French and English.
Some of the other Get Schooled lessons include Euro vs. Dollar, landmark structures in NY and France, and Sports Talk. These fun graphics have made the kids really excited about learning a new language, and keeping it fun for them at the same time. To enjoy these in your home, visit here
Looking forward to another fun filled school year, and who knows, maybe with our fun new lessons from Jacadi, I will have bilingual speaking littles by the end of the year!