• Step 2 - Le petit chat cherche une famille kit *NEW 2018 Edition


    • NEW Le petit chat Kit 2018 Edition

      In response to teacher feedback, this kit has many new features... more technology, fully-described lesson plans, focus on thinking skills and creativity!

      The Play

      This is a play with a good message for all young students, about a cat who searches for a home. After several rejections, the little cat finally finds a family into which he fits perfectly.

      Now primary students in both Core French and Immersion classes can get the full benefit of this approach! Both Core and Immersion teachers have been thrilled with Histories en action ! pour les tout petits 2A, the AIM methodology for younger students. Based on original play with a message about friendship and acceptance, written by Wendy Maxwell, with songs and raps co-written with Matt Maxwell, this kit will entrance and entertain young students. Watch their proficiency levels improve rapidly.


      We're excited to now include:
      • 85 Daily Lesson Plans that include recommended entry routines, whole-Class and partner/group activities, leaving routines and student Portal review at home
      • Suggestions for developing student thinking skills and creativity
      • A wider selection of Partner/Group Activities for younger students, in easy-to-read, age-appropriate font type and size
      • Teacher Portal with 32 complimentary student logins



        The Whole-Class Activities Book and associated Blackline Masters or Student Book guide you and your students through the implementation of the core methodology. You are shown how to accelerate proficiency through a scaffolded, systematic approach, so that students are able to engage in productive and interactive language activities.

        Whole-Class Activities Book (Teacher’s Guide)

        This book includes:

        • whole-class activities in five- to ten-minute segments,
        • classroom systems,
        • entry and leaving routines, and
        • 85-Lesson Overview that illustrates the intended flow of the activities in the Kit how to rotate through entry and leaving routines, how often to model each new activity, how to recycle vocabulary, when to introduce each partner/group activity and how long students typically spend in it and when to introduce the creative work with story - story retelling and extension)
        • assessment for learning blackline masters,
        • vocabulary lists and
        • game cards.

        Partner/Group Activities Book (Blackline Masters)

        Including the play, vocabulary list, language-manipulation activities, simple and more complex questions based on the story, creative writing activities and words to the accompanying songs.

        • Student Workbooks are available as an additional purchase.  
        • Student Digital Workbooks are available for 1:1 classrooms as an additional purchase.

        Big Book

        For younger classes, shared reading with the Big Book is a very important AIM activity. You may also use the e-reader of this same book, projected from the Portal.

        Posters and Image Cards
        • Image cards of words not gestured
        • Hard-copy song and rap posters with lyrics. These also appear as projectable posters on the Portal
        AIM Kit Portal (two-year subscription)

        The Portal contains aspects of the content found in the Guides (videos, songs, e-readers, listening activities). You review the Portal in order to learn the gestures, view and learn the dances, songs and raps as well as the intended dramatization of the play. You are provided with 32 complimentary student logins, so students may review the content of the Kit at home. This will support your ability to implement the program most effectively – if students watch even 2-5 minutes several times a week, you will see a significant impact! Possibilities for parent involvement increases with the Portal. The school-home sharing has such a positive influence on student success.

        The Kit Portal contains:
        • The songs (with vocal as well as instrumental versions)
        • Fun classroom raps (with vocal as well as instrumental versions)
        • E-reader of the story with highlighted text and audio
        • Gestured vocabulary for this kit
        • Music videos
        • The play gestured for this kit
        • The play performed by students
        • A first class with AIM
        • Additional Teacher Instructional Videos
        • Complimentary access for 32 students

        Enhance your kit with the following extras:

        Minuit va à l'école- Reader

        A sequel to Minuit le chien. Minuit tries in his doggy way to help his friend Marie as much as he can, not always with great success. He accompanies her to school every day and waits at the school gate in the afternoon to walk home with her.

        Story: Wendy Maxwell 
        Illustrations: Stan Gadziola
        Appropriate for ages: 4-7

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        Minuit et see amis- Reader

        Another Minuit story, more advanced than the previous two. Minuit loves helping his friends and in the final scene of this story, he visits his friend, Chantale, the cat. Minuit supplies her with fish and cuddles her young kittens.

        Story: Wendy Maxwell 
        Illustrations: Stan Gadziola
        Appropriate for ages: 4-7

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