Yanick's homework this week has been to learn his five times table. I was terrible at remembering these things, but he seems to have more of a flair for maths than I ever did. However after our attempt at his first podcast we thought we'd take it a step further and jazz it up some more.
As a bit of background Yan is my stepson who only came to live with us 2 years ago from Cameroon. Whilst there he had just learned to speak his native language of Bulu, and then started in Kindergarten to learn a bit of French. Since arriving here English as taken over as his main language. Obviously he's not quite at the same level as his mates but the progress he has made is phenomenal (cue applause). But he's got some serious courage to stand in front of a microphone and do this. I wrote the lyrics so any complaints about the cheesiness of them are totally valid.
The idea is to create something that will help in learning his tables, whilst having a laugh...and possibly to help others. Having already created a previous 2x podcast and the Making Papyrus movie I'm thinking of creating a wee blog, but first I want to talk to him about the idea.
Oh my family is expanding again; we have finally got a visa for Yanick's older brother. He's 11 and should be arriving in the week to start at school. Apparently he's a pretty decent footballer...next Samuel Eto'o.
Anyway, here's Yan's Funky Five Times Table.
Please let him know what you think!
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