French treats for class
Two classes at Matamata Intermediate culminated a term of learning French by creating a French cafe in their library.
The children spent the morning on Friday serving chocolat chaud (hot chocolate), cafe ( coffee), baguettes and croissants to their classmates.
They were only allowed to speak French when taking or placing orders in Cafe Francais.
Teacher Robyn Wilson said the day had been something for them to look forward to while they were learning the language.
‘‘It makes the learning fun and it puts it into a real world context for them,’’ she said.
The students had been learning about France and its culture, food, language, money and news.
As well as taking turns working in the makeshift cafe, they also participated in French-related activities on the day.
Chocolat chaud s’il vous plait: Drew Nordstrom, Mikaela Paradizo and Brooke Dunbar ready to take their classmates’ orders.
Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 10am-2pm
Merci: Mila Gandeza and Rita Jeffrey ready to eat at the Cafe Francais in Matamata Intermediate’s library.