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Has anyone come up with a good Mnemonic device to remember the days of the week in French? Every year the tests come back to me with the days misspelled and in the wrong order.. Looking for a catchy phrase (like Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally or My Very Educated Mother...) to help them remember the order. L M M J V S D Off the top of my head... Little Merry Men Jump Very Slowly Daily That is horrible - I am sure someone has something better. Merci!!
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  • James in Belgium Greetings, For six years (twice a week for 25 mi.)I taught French on the elementary school level: students from age 6 to 11, Kindergarten to grade 5 in a rural USA setting. Too many students were low I.Q. and from culturally impoverished homes. I ...See More
    Dec 1, 2012
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  • Ste McLean That song is WAAAAY too difficult and complicated for a group of year 7 students trying to learn the days of the week. They need a song or a chant with JUST those words. I find saying the days of the week to the "military chant" is a go...See More
    Nov 28, 2012
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  • James in France Greetings: Relying on mnemonic devices for such everyday concrete words is not a good idea. By using the words in context that are needed for communication students will acquire the words. Perhaps we should test the students in three phrases? Pha...See More
    Nov 9, 2012
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  • Mme Sans Merci I do a song, too, and it sounds like the end of that song that goes "Oh my darlin' Clementine etc..." but the mnemonics my students came up with for this were: Little Miss Muffet Just Vacuumed Spot's Doghouse and Little Miss M...See More
    Oct 31, 2012
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  • diana What about a song instead of a mnemonic? I taught a song to kindergarten kids that basically went to the tune of the chorus of "Alouette": lundi, mardi, mercredi et jeudi, vendredi, samedi, dimanche aussi. On 10/19/12, Mme Sans Merci wro...See More
    Oct 19, 2012
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