How I Taught My Dragon

Kindergarten education through genre media

Purpose

As you may be aware, we have chosen to keep our Dragon home from Jr Kindergarten (Maternelle) this September. This is entirely due to Covid-19. We have nothing but the highest respect for the teachers who are working very hard to keep themselves and the children in their care safe.

We have yet to talk to Dragon’s Kindergarten teacher about the virtual learning that we have signed up for. We hope to hear from them late this week.

I have looked at the Ontario curriculum for Kindergarten and its overall expectations. You can see them here.

To this end, in order to supplement what the teachers will be providing, we will be following a home-based curriculum around a different movie each week. Dragon helped me come up with the movies and ideas for the activities, and is super excited to do these.

I will be posting the weekly lessons here on Wednesday the week before, including any worksheets I plan on printing out.

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How I Taught My Dragon Lessons Fall 2020

Week 1 – Tangled
Week 1 – Tangled Results

Week 2 – Cinderella
Week 2 – Cinderella Results

Week 3 – Moana
Week 3 – Moana Results

Week 4 – Tinker Bell
Week 4 – Tinker Bell Results

Week 5 – Halloweentown
Week 5 – Halloweentown Results

Week 6 – ParaNorman
Week 6 – ParaNorman Results

Week 7 – Curious George Halloween
Week 7 – Curious George Halloween Results

Week 8 – Hocus Pocus
Week 8 – Hocus Pocus Results

Week 9 – Coco
Week 9 – Coco Results

Week 10 – Abominable
Week 10 – Abominable Results

Week 11 – Onward
Week 11 – Onward Results

Week 12 – Frozen 1
Week 12 – Frozen 1 Results

Week 13 – Arthur Christmas
Week 13 – Arthur Christmas Results

Week 14 – A Very Merry Pooh Year
Week 14 – A Very Merry Pooh Year Results

Week 15 – A Muppet Christmas Carol
Week 15 – A Muppet Christmas Carol Results

Thoughts on the first semester of homeschool

How I Taught My Dragon Lessons Winter 2021

Week 16 – Balto
Week 16 – Balto Results

Week 17 – Meet the Robinsons
Week 17 – Meet the Robinsons Results

Week 18 – Kung Fu Panda
Week 18 – Kung Fu Panda Results

Week 19 – Over the Moon
Week 19 – Over the Moon Results

Week 20 – A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Week 20 – A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Results

Week 21 – The Princess and the Frog
Week 21 – The Princess and the Frog Results

Week 22 – Soul
Week 22 – Soul Results

Week 23 – Zootopia
Week 23 – Zootopia Results

Week 24 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Week 24 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Results

Week 25 – Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest
Week 25 – Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest Results

Week 26 – Inside Out
Week 26 – Inside Out Results

Week 27 – Rise of the Guardians
Week 27 – Rise of the Guardians Results

Thoughts on the second semester of homeschool

How I Taught My Dragon Lessons Spring 2021

Week 28 – Springtime with Roo
Week 28 – Springtime with Roo Results

Week 29 – The Secret World of Arrietty
Week 29 – The Secret World of Arrietty Results

Week 30 – Totoro
Week 30 – Totoro Results

Week 31 – Boxtrolls
Week 31 – Boxtrolls Results

Week 32 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Week 32 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green Results

Week 33 – Brave
Week 33 – Brave Results (coming soon)

Week 34 – Matilda
Week 34 – Matilda Results (coming later)

Week 35 – Mulan (coming soon)

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