Today we learned to count to 20 in first year French. I used our classroom mannequin, Jacques DUBOIS to teach this. The conversation went something like this (in French, of course): "Look everyone! Jacques has his backpack with him. I wonder what's in it! Let's take a look (I open the backpack and gasp)...oh my!! There's CANDY in his backpack. How many pieces do you think there are? Let's count them. (I count in French, students who already know the numbers join in spontaneously). Wow. There are 20 pieces of candy. How many students do we have in our class? Let's count. Can you believe it? There are 20 students in the class, and 20 pieces of candy. What a coincidence! I think maybe I should give all of you a piece of candy!"