Are you wondering where I got Jacques? Years ago, JC Penney donated him to my French classroom when a student asked if they'd be willing. Suzette was purchased from an antique store for about $150. Stay tuned for more ideas about how I use Jacques in class!
Monday, August 30, 2010
How to Use a Mannequin in Your Classroom #1: Get Your Students Interested!
Today was the first day of classes! My French I students were introduced to our classroom mannequin named Jacques DUBOIS. I told them that they'd be hearing a lot more about Jacques' life as the year goes on. Jacques also has a girlfriend named Suzette, but students don't get to see her until French II which helps to create a sense of anticipation as they go on to the next level of language study. My students truly adore Jacques, and I find that I have an easier time getting their attention when I use him to teach something new. Here is a photo from today's class. You can see that Jacques has recently been in the Tour de France :).