To encourage learning and engagement at home and to foster a love of French, I decided to introduce a French take home bag. Inside the bag is a bear (Pierre), a basic storybook, a CD of songs and some games. This was purchased from Language Learners North East. I also decided to put a journal in the bag for children to write about their French themed adventures with Pierre and the French words and phrases they practised with him. I began the journal using photos from a recent trip to France (with Pierre in tow 🙂 ).