So dd2 is in grade one french immersion. She thinks school is ok, but pretty much is living for gym, library and recess. If the subject of french comes up, she complains bitterly & insists she does not want to go to french next year. She turns down french books, games, and movies. If she was struggling I wouldn't hesitate to move her back to english - in fact, that's what we did with dd1. But the thing is, she's awesome at it. Shes top of her class, virtually everything comes home with As, reading harder french books than anyone in her class, reading in english despite not having any english instruction since jk, speaks beautifully and understands tons. Her teacher says the only challenge she has with her is not using her work as the class example all the time. French is such an advantage to her when she grows up, that I'm not willing to move her if the material isn't too hard. And, my feeling is that she would complain about other seat work if french was off the table anyways.
So, I'm looking for ideas about how to make her more comfortable with being in french, and with school in general. I guess I can't make her love it, but there must be some way I can make it more palatable. Any thoughts? My only idea is to take her for a trip to Montreal this summer, and get her to do the talking for us as much as possible so she can see what a gift a second language is.