I didn’t notice (or maybe I’d forgotten) the little Stormfly in Hiccup’s bag! So cute!!
Virtual school went well this week. Dragon sang along with all the songs and answered the questions about what day and month it is.
They learned syllables, and Dragon wrote them down on a paper with the rest of the students.
After recess, Dragon was taken aside to do her evaulation. She was shown a picture with a bunch of different objects and asked to identify things with the letters D, C, and G. She got the D ones with no problem (mostly because two of them were the same in English as in French, and one was the number 2), but she needed help with the others. Then she was shown the letters of the alphabet and asked to tell their names. She decided to give their sounds instead, which I think was a good thing? I don’t know, I feel like that’s harder. If she didn’t know their sound (Q, X, Y), she said their name. Then she was asked to count as high as she could. She quickly counted up to 29 and then said she didn’t want to continue. Then she counted to 100 by 10s without prompting, impressing the teacher. So I think it went well. She definitely needs to learn more French words.
After lunch, they did some true/false flash cards. I don’t think Dragon understood at first, but she seemed to catch on by the end. It helped that there were images.
Then they played with a block-based animation coding program called Scratch. Dragon had a lot of fun playing around with it.
Homeschool went well this week.
She did ballet 2 times this week.
Piano: she practiced her finger exercises every day this week. Lesson: Finger exercises are going very well, very impressed with how much she’s improving each week. Even the new one is going well. They did the frog song and she did well. The raindrops song went well as well (also, she added some thunder lol). After some unfocussed time, she did the kitten song with very few issues (she’s only done it once before). Then they played chopsticks and she’s doing well.
We have a French playlist that I can play through the Google mini, with a variety of artists.
We did not do any crochet this week.
We are working on yesterday (hier) and tomorrow (demain) around 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 responds in complete sentences.
Printing went very well this week. She drew a picture on the last page of two people holding umbrellas in the rain, going home.
Counting objects/math-type activities
She had no problems with the counting worksheet. We counted by 10s to 100 and counted up to 50.
Math went well this week. She enjoyed the second worksheet especially, and was very excited about how 10+50 worked. The people at the bottom of the pages are holding dandelions. In the second worksheet, the people are Kennedy and the Phantom. (Our little fan artist!)
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 Raiponce in French on Disney Plus, one episode a day. Dragon is enjoying it immensely, and is even recognizing some words!
Design a dragon – Dragon did very well at drawing from the reference and was quite happy with her result. The only thing I helped her with was pointing at her paper as to where the lines should go.
Learn about prosthetics – Dragon was fascinated by the videos I chose and asked to watch more. I’m not sure how much of the science she grasped, but she did understand the concepts by the end.
Make a paper boat – This activity went really well. I was impressed by the flexibility of the pattern we were following – even though she wasn’t as careful with her folds, making them even, her boat still turned out quite nicely.
The relationship between Hiccup and his father is one that has interested me since the beginning, and is one of the pivoting focusses of the movie. And, your know, dragons. I had to include this.
Here is the link for the downloadable materials. (Please let me know if you have any problems so I can fix it!)
|Watch movie||Design a dragon||Learn about prosthetics||Make a paper boat||Flex|
Summary of the week
Ballet and martial arts on alternate days
Singing, listening to different pieces, learning piano
The project she is working on (currently she is making herself a poncho)
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.
In download materials
Counting objects/math-type activities
Practice counting objects and writing how many of each type – in download materials
Addition and pattern – worksheet in download materials
Design a dragon – link to reference
Make a paper boat – link to reference
Next week – Finding Nemo
A LOT of art picture Toothless and Stitch together, getting into mischief. So when I found out that Vic Putinski (@incaseyouart on most social media, her store can be found here) was going to wear her new Toothless onesie to Ottawa Comic Con Holiday Edition 2019, of course I immediately planned to put my baby Pegasus in his Stitch onesie so I could get their picture together.
He kept wanting to look at her, which made for a difficult picture session!