French in the Kitchen 3

Get ready to "croque" (bite!) into this crispy grilled sandwich and learn some French greetings.

We’ll learn to make a simple béchamel sauce and assemble "Croque Monsieur," the ultimate grilled ham and cheese sandwich! Then we'll work on some French conversation, including greetings and manners.

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French in the Kitchen 3
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1 Your Guide

Jenn Dextras Tyler Learn more about me

Hello and Bonjour! My name is Jenn. I speak English and French, and have been lucky enough to teach in both languages for over 20 years, from one coast of Canada to the other! I’ve been an elementary school teacher, a home learning parent to my two kiddos, and even drove a huge classroom on wheels (the COW bus!) to teach preschoolers about Science. As a certified Yoga instructor with a background in dance, movement and theater, I believe we are meant to move our bodies in different ways, every day! I am also a student of breathing and meditation, and love to help kids find their own path to mindfulness. My family and I live on Vancouver Island, where we spend lots of time at the beach, hiking and camping. Being outdoors helps me tune in with nature, calm my mind and learn about all the living things around me. When I’m not traveling or teaching, you can find me curled up with a good book or covered in dirt in my garden!

Fun Fact: If I wasn’t a teacher, I’d be a librarian! I love children’s books, especially reading them aloud with different voices and accents.

2 Materials Needed

Equipment: medium saucepan, small saucepan, wooden spoon, whisk, small bowl, frying pan or grill, flat spatula, access to stove top and oven Ingredients: butter, all purpose flour, milk, salt and pepper, 4 slices bread, 2 slices ham, grated cheese* *Please see the pre-activity handout for the full list of equipment, ingredients and quantities!

3 Learning Focus

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Personal awareness & responsibility
  • Positive personal identity & culture

4 Registration

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5 Best Suited For:

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My age is between 5 - 12

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All experience levels are welcome.

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My parents need to be around.

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All reading levels are welcome.