Here are some of the books about colours that we have been reading during circle time. Pat le chat (Pete the cat) was a class favourite! There's a Pete the Cat listening library available in the November Scholastics (4 paperbacks and 4 cd's) so if you don't already have these stories, consider adding them to your library.
In our journals, we have been busy exploring our colour words. Each step was described in French, and reinforced with visuals: "J'ecris. Je colorie. Je coupe. Je colle." We are focusing on beginning sounds right now. We put the word in our mouth and stretch it out like bubble gum to listen to all the sounds. This will help us when we begin sounding out words and labelling pictures in our journals soon.
We read this emergent-reader booklet together about our colour theme. I encourage students to track with their finger as I read, and repeat after me. We also use these booklets to find sight words (e.g. circle every time you see "la").