The virtual school had a different format this week, which Dragon did NOT appreciate. She was unfocussed for most of the morning and rude when the teachers spoke to her. She also didn’t even try to speak in French in the morning. It was a struggle just to get her to pay attention.
She did listen attentively to the story, but I’m not sure how much she got out of it.
Math was a bit of a struggle today. They did words regarding location (sous, sur, derriere, etc), and she had fun with those. But then they did a worksheet with dice and a cup, so I got our dice out. She didn’t seem to understand what was going on. (But she wasn’t quite as rude to the teachers when she said so).
But the end was very positive. The teachers had put a link to a coding exercise with a mouse and cheese. Dragon, after initial confusion, got the hang of it and really enjoyed it. Then she showed her teachers the nebula she had made (including calling it nebulose, the French word for it). She made them laugh with her enthusiasm, which was great to see.
We had a lot of fun with the activities for homeschool this week.
She did ballet 2 times this week, and practiced doing the spilts.
Piano: Clapping and counting went very well again. After the initial first note, which she always seems to have trouble with, she gets all the rest perfectly. A new note (dotted half note) was introduced today. We’ll see whether she remembers it next week. They did lessons 1-3 on the piano again, and then introduced F (right) & G (left). At that point, she lost focus. So they did manage to do the whole lesson, but it was not as smooth as usual.
We have a new French playlist that I can play through the Google, with a variety of artists.
She did not do any this week.
We are working on the day before (hier) and the day after (demain) any given day. The months of the year is going well. We’re working on the month before and after any given month. That’s coming slowly.
The saisons de l’année are all memorized. We’re working on how each of them feel and the types of things we can do during each of them.
When I ask her “combien” for any of the above, she now responds in complete sentences.
Printing went very well this week.
Counting objects/math-type activities
She had no problems with the counting worksheet. She also made the numbers out of playdough.
Math: She had no problems with the first worksheet. The second required a little more effort, but she worked really hard and succeeded. We also did a couple coding games, from the website that the teacher suggested. She had a lot of fun with it.
We read stories from the teacher’s outline that was sent to us on Monday. She enjoyed that, and we will continue to do it next week.
We watched Vampirina in French on Disney Plus, one episode a day. Dragon is enjoying it immensely, and is even recognizing some words!
Physics experiment – static electricity – She had a lot of fun playing with the balloon and making her hair stand on end. She was fascinated by the way the little papers jumped up to the balloon.
Book Quelle tête by Robert Munsch – She adored this. Thanks for the book rec, Fadhili!
Physics experiment – magnets – rather than do a particular experiment, I decided to just let her make her own hypotheses about what would happen with different materials, and what would allow the two magnets to cling together. Some of it surprised me!