Week 23 – Soul Results

Pegasus enjoyed the movie. He said 22 was his favourite character. (Not surprised)

Dance

As per usual, I didn’t do anything specific for this.

Music

His scales are coming along nicely and he willingly practises both his scales and the pieces in the book.

Crochet

We haven’t started this yet.

Basic Information

We are working on the day before and the day after any given day. The months of the year is going well. All months have proper pronounciation now, and we’re working on the month before and after any given month. That’s coming slowly.

We practised the seasons, but he still needs help remembering them in French.

Printing words

We’re working on spacing and keeping the words on the bottom line. I think he’s getting better at this.

Counting objects/math-type activities

He still has no problems with counting these, and I feel like his numbers have improved.

Math worksheets. He REALLY likes these. He did them both on Monday because he was so excited to do them.

Storytime

We got 4 new French library books. We read 2 this week.

Activity

Blues and jazz music – We listened to both and I talked about their history. See Dragon’s Soul Results for links.

Learn to meditate – Pegasus liked the meditation exercise I led him in. He even tried it on his own later.

Make a personality zine – I used the Personality Traits from this website to discuss the areas of his personality. He decided which words fit him best, and then he built the zine himself from my template. (I love that template.)

Week 24 – Zootopia

Pegasus loves this movie so I’m excited to show it to him in French.

Here is the link for the downloadable materials. (I hope this works…please let me know if you have any problems so I can fix it!)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
experimentWatch movieelephant rescuesFlexshapes

Summary of the week

Daily details:

Dance

Ballet and martial arts on alternate days

Music

Singing, listening to different pieces, learning piano, learning guitar

Crochet

On break

Basic Information

We talk about the days of the week and play games with the cutouts of the names. We do the same thing with the names of the months of the year. You can find the print-outs here.

Printing words

Download material

Counting objects/math-type activities

Practice counting objects and writing how many of each type – (in download material)

Addition and pattern – worksheet

Storytime

Activity

Experiment Blue Eyes (link to experiment) – use different shapes in different colours and have them grouped in different ways, picking one group to be “lesser” each time. Does that make sense? No!
Elephant rescues in Africa (video)
Shapes Activity (print out in folder) – can make more shapes. Group them, name them, etc.

Next week: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Week 22 – The Princess and the Frog Results

Pegasus was entranced by this movie. He seemed to understand what was going on and was very sad when a secondary character died. He said that his favourite part was when the second star appeared.

Dance

As per usual, I didn’t do anything specific for this.

Music

His scales are coming along nicely and he willingly practises both his scales and the pieces in the book.

Crochet

We haven’t started this yet.

Basic Information

We are working on the day before and the day after any given day. The months of the year is going well. All months have proper pronounciation now, and we’re working on the month before and after any given month. That’s coming slowly.

We practised the seasons, but he still needs help remembering them in French.

Printing words

We’re working on spacing and keeping the words on the bottom line.

Counting objects/math-type activities

He still has no problems with counting these, and I feel like his numbers have improved.

Math worksheets. He REALLY likes these and had a lot of fun with the more challenging one. He did them both on Monday because he was so excited to do them.

Storytime

We read all four of the French library books again. He did really well and read several pages on his own.

Activity

Cooking rice bowl – He was very enthusiastic about chopping, prepping, and the initial combination, and he really enjoys dumping things into other things. But he has absolutely no interest in sticking around and watching the food cook.

Baking beignets – He really enjoys working with dough, and loves seeing things rise. The initial rolling, he got bored. And then the cutting after, he got even more bored. Thankfully he wasn’t interested in the frying part (because boiling oil!). He loved using the mixer and dumping ingredients into it. (Dragon helped a bit with this one because she wanted to.)

Learn about frogs – We read about different frogs from his sister’s schoolwork, and we watched a couple videos about wood frogs thawing after a freeze. He was tremendously interested in them coming back to life.

Monstrous Valentines

Have you made Valentines for your friends and family yet? Fear not, we’ve got you covered with our Monsters! Incidental Wedding Guests valentines!

Print them out, write your loved ones names, and you’re done!

Link to our drive here

Cover art by @pinkpiggy93 on Tumblr and Instagram

Monsters! Incidental Wedding Guests by Jen and Éric Desmarais is available for pre-order soon!

Physical from Canadian indie bookstoresphysical from Indigo, electronic version

Add it to your “Want to read” on Goodreads here!

The best queer cozy YA romances that make you want to fall in love

I wrote a list of 5 books for a website called Shepherd. The goal was to curate a list of my favourite 5 books with similar vibes to my own book.

I had a lot of fun writing this list and even more fun reading the books.

I have since read another book that I would add: Skater Boy by Anthony Nerada, but I read it after I submitted to the website, so it missed out, sadly.

Cover art by @pinkpiggy93 on Tumblr and Instagram

Crushing It by Jen Desmarais is available now!

Physical from Canadian indie bookstoresphysical from Indigo, electronic version

Week 23 – Soul

I love the concept for this and there so much to do with this one.

Here is the link for the downloadable materials. (I hope this works…please let me know if you have any problems so I can fix it!)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
blues and jazzWatch moviemeditateFlexpersonality zine

Summary of the week

Daily details:

Dance

Ballet and martial arts on alternate days

Music

Singing, listening to different pieces, learning piano, learning guitar

Crochet

On break

Basic Information

We talk about the days of the week and play games with the cutouts of the names. We do the same thing with the names of the months of the year. You can find the print-outs here.

Printing words

Download material

Counting objects/math-type activities

Practice counting objects and writing how many of each type – (in download material)

Addition and pattern – worksheet

Storytime

Activity

Music blues and jazz
Learn to meditate
Make a personality zine

Next week: Zootopia

Week 21 – Turning Red Results

This movie has extremely fast dialogue. Even I had trouble following. But Pegasus was a trooper and stuck it out. He liked the music and LOVED the panda.

Dance

As per usual, I didn’t do anything specific for this.

Music

His scales are coming along nicely and he willingly practises both his scales and the pieces in the book.

Crochet

We haven’t started this yet.

Basic Information

We are working on the day before and the day after any given day. The months of the year is going well. All months have proper pronounciation now, and we’re working on the month before and after any given month. That’s coming slowly.

We practised the seasons, but he still needs help remembering them in French.

Printing words

He is working on leaving spaces between words (kerning). This is easier to do on the computer. 😉 I think he’s getting better though.

Counting objects/math-type activities

He still has no problems with counting these, and I feel like his numbers have improved.

Math worksheets. He REALLY likes these and had a lot of fun with the more challenging one. He did them both on Monday because he was so excited to do them.

Storytime

We got 4 French library books last week. We read 2.

Activity

Take pictures on a nature walk – We discovered that it’s a lot more difficult to go for a walk with boots on and when there are unplowed paths. Pegasus was really dragging on the way home. I felt bad, but it’s not like we could teleport home! He willingingly laid down and rested, but didn’t nap. My pictures of Pegasus taking pictures below:

Pegasus’s pictures: We’re going to work on him tucking his elbows against his body so that they’re not as blurry next time. He did a great job keeping his fingers out of the frame after that first one (difficult to do when wearing gloves that are too big). He had fun playing with the zoom.

Physics experiment – Floating Hearts Static Electricity Activity – The balloon was a big hit (and thankfully popped later than night). He was incredibly enthusiastic about rubbing the balloon on the carpet and then making the pieces of paper jump from the table to the balloon.

Make a concert set list – He had a lot of fun and had definite ideas about what he wanted in his set list. It ended up telling a story – starts out feeling trapped, leaving home, starting over, doing what feels right, and then feeling like it’s home. He typed out the names of the songs (I did the artists), and chose and placed all the pictures in Canva.

Week 22 – The Princess and the Frog

Back to the similar program that I taught to Dragon with The Princess and the Frog.

Here is the link for the downloadable materials. (I hope this works…please let me know if you have any problems so I can fix it!)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
rice bowlWatch movieBeignetsFlexlearn about frogs

Summary of the week

Daily details:

Dance

Ballet and martial arts on alternate days

Music

Singing, listening to different pieces, learning piano, learning guitar

Crochet

On break

Basic Information

We talk about the days of the week and play games with the cutouts of the names. We do the same thing with the names of the months of the year. You can find the print-outs here.

Printing words

Download material

Counting objects/math-type activities

Practice counting objects and writing how many of each type – (in download material)

Addition and pattern – worksheet

Storytime

Activity

Cooking rice bowl
Baking beignets
Learn about frogs

Next week: Soul