French I students recently learned how to name some foods, including crêpes. So with the Principal's permission, I planned a special day for students to taste crêpes during class! I made the batter at home, then brought it to school in a cooler and cooked it on an electric crêpe maker during class.
I told students to expect a surprise, but they didn't know exactly what it would be until they came to class on that particular day. They were thrilled. If you look closely, you can see that they changed the message I'd written on the board from "Happy Crêpe Day" to "Happy Crêpe Week"!
I discovered that many of my students had never had crêpes before. I also gave them the recipe, and several of them have since told me that they've made crêpes at home for their families.
This is a great way to help promote your French program and create feelings of goodwill in your classroom! Try it. It's worth the extra effort.