This is a great site written by an American who has emigrated to France. She currently lives there with her French husband and (French) kids. She has written a great book which provides little stories about her experiences in France. This link is full of those stories, each introduced by a "mot du jour" or "word of the day". Check out this site and you will learn about French culture, as well as some new expressions in French!
I might even start including these words as extra credit on upcoming tests and quizzes....so stay tuned!