Our Bilingual Big Green Monsters

French and English teachers developed a bilingual project in the preschool class where students learned about their bodies. They acquired new French and English vocabulary about the various facial features and colors. This project stemmed from the album Go Away Big Green Monster! (Va-t’en grand monster vert !) by Caldecott Award-winning author Ed Emberley. After reading the story in both English and French, the students took part in a hands-on activity: creating their own green monster from “pâte-à-sel,” a homemade dough with flour, salt, and water. It was an opportunity to practice the new vocabulary and develop their fine motor skills while kneading the dough. They had so much fun!