Week 37 – Curious George

This is one of the cutest movies I’ve ever seen. I find it a challenge to watch it without smiling. It also has SO MANY potential activities, it’s hard to just pick 3.

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
paintingWatch moviemake crownFlexbake with bananas

Summary of the week

Daily details:

Dance

Ballet and martial arts on alternate days

Music

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

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

Painting
Make crown – link to reference
Bake with bananas – link to recipes for banana bread, muffins, and cupcakes

Next week: How to Train Your Dragon

Week 35 – Brave Results

Pegasus enjoyed this movie, especially the antics of the triplets (I’m shocked, I tell you). I thought it was funny that he made a book about a bear last week, when this week was the movie about a bear, but I guess it’s just a coincidence.

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. He’s only 20 pages away from finishing the first book.

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

I had to draw the lines in because the printer decided not to work properly. Pegasus decided to completely ignore the lines in retaliation lol

Counting objects/math-type activities

He wrote the 9 and 6 backward, but he fixed them without complaint.

Math worksheets. Zero problems with these. He was extremely proud of his star. His 7 was backward again, but he fixed it no problem.

Storytime

We have no French library books this week, so he read some French books through Boukili.

Activity

Elements of a fairy tale – We discussed what elements are in fairy tales, and how the movie showed (or tweak) them. Then, Pegasus came up with a fairy tale of his own, which was so much fun! Here it is:

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a king with a daughter. She had lots of special powers, like healing, turning invisible, and being really good at hiding. A witch heard about these special powers and wanted them for her own, so she snuck into the castle and stole the princess away! She turned the princess into a talking frog and put her in a tower, far away from the kingdom she had grown up in. The witch told the princess that she had seven nights to figure out how to turn back into a human, or else she would remain a frog for all time, and her powers would belong to the witch. The princess, on the first night, turned invisible and snuck out of the tower. She knew that if she made it back to her kingdom, she would return human. Her journey home was fraught (my word lol) with danger. She fought off a snake that wanted to eat her, but she escaped. She was almost eaten by a crocodile, but she escaped. She was almost eaten by a heron, but she escaped. At long last, she made it to her kingdom. The instant she crossed the border, she became human again, right before the clock struck midnight on the seventh night. Her father was so happy to have her home once more.

Make spell cake – We did not make spell cake, and instead made iced cookies from Dragon’s Disney cookbook. Pegasus loved making these. They were extremely drippy and messy, but they were delicious!

Learn about bears – He enjoyed the video about bears for kids and randomly spouted facts the next day that he’d gotten from the video, so I gather he paid attention.

Week 36 – Strange World

The last new movie! The first time I saw this, I knew exactly what I was looking at once they descended into the caves. I look forward to this week.

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
learn about body systemsWatch moviegardeningFlexdraw by numbers

Summary of the week

Daily details:

Dance

Ballet and martial arts on alternate days

Music

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

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

Gardening
Learn about body systems (digestion, respiration, circulation, nerves)
Draw by numbers – in download materials

Next week: Curious George

Week 34 – Elemental Results

Pegasus was entranced by this movie, rightfully so. The worldbuilding in this is absolutely brilliant, as are the animations.

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.

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

I feel like his dangling letters (g, y) are doing better. He still doesn’t care about spaces or keeping the letters within the space required.

Counting objects/math-type activities

He did a great job with this one this week.

Math worksheets. He did them both on Monday morning because he was so excited to do them once again. He did need a little help with the 3D shapes and with seeing the pattern for the 33, 43, but once I showed him the basic shapes and helped him see the pattern for the numbers, he didn’t need my help beyond that.

Storytime

We have no French library books this week, so he read some French books through Boukili.

Activity

Learn about immigration – he understood the concept and seemed surprised that it happens in real life too (I clarified that it wasn’t fire people in real life, and he seemed less surprised after that).

Make a mini zine – This activity was to write a book, but unfortunately due to sickness, we didn’t spend as much time on this as I had wanted. We only got the outline down on Thursday, and then we used images that he had already manipulated, or unmanipulated images in order to build the picture book. This was entirely Pegasus’s idea, I had absolutely nothing to do with it. I have no idea where he got the idea to be eaten by a bear, or cutting a bear open from the inside.

Week 35 – Brave

This movie is perfect for playing around with the elements of a fairy tale, and I look forward to teaching it.

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
elements of a fairy taleWatch moviebake spell cakeFlexlearn about bears

Summary of the week

Daily details:

Dance

Ballet and martial arts on alternate days

Music

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

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

Elements of a Fairy Tale – sheet found in download materials
Bake Spell Cake – link to recipes
Learn about bears – link to references, link to video

Next week: Strange World

Week 33 – Super Mario Results

Pegasus was VERY invested in this movie. At the Rainbow Road, and again at the end, he kept hopping around as if he was trying to help the characters. He definitely followed the story, as he told me all about it afterward (even though I half-watched it with him).

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. He’s only 20 pages away from finishing the first book.

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 tried harder to leave a space between the words this week, which was a nice change. Still not paying attention to the bottom line though.

Counting objects/math-type activities

This was an easy one because I wanted him to practise the smaller numbers. He did a great job.

Math worksheets. He did them both on Monday morning because he was so excited to do them once again. He didn’t need my help at all. He wrote one 7 backward, but fixed it when I pointed it out.

Storytime

We have no French library books this week, so he read some French books through Boukili.

Activity

Learn about friction – We watched the video about friction twice, and he was engrossed. I think he understood; he answered the questions I asked him about it afterward correctly. Who knows how long the information will stick though.

Make a board game – He started off wanting the board to look like “Snakes and Ladders”, but after realizing how much work it was going to be to colour in 100 squares, he decided to change it to a pathway board. Sunk-cost fallacy didn’t play into this decision, which I found interesting. He was quite enthusiastic about colouring the new board and completed it in two days. He was enthusiastic about making the dice and his mind was blown when it folded up into 3D. He is very happy with how this turned out.

Week 34 – Elemental

Another new movie, but this one I adored. Pegasus wanted to make another zine-sized book, so that will be the main activity this week.

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
learn about immigrationWatch moviemake bookFlexcont. making book

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

Learn about immigration
Make and put book together (using Canva)

Next week: Brave

Week 32 – The Secret World of Arrietty Results

This is such a cozy movie. I had planned on writing during it, but the music and animation drew me right in (even though I’ve seen it before many times). Pegasus loved it. He says “I loved everything about this movie and want to see it again.”

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. He’s only 20 pages away from finishing the first book.

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. He really doesn’t care about spacing.

Counting objects/math-type activities

He pretended he didn’t know what his numbers were. He would count in French, and then say “What number is that?” It was incredibly frustrating.

Math worksheets. He did them both on Monday morning because he was so excited to do them once again. He didn’t need my help at all, and when I pointed out that 6+6 wasn’t 11, he knew instantly that it was 12. Hence my frustration with the counting above.

Storytime

We have no French library books this week, so he read some French books through Boukili.

Activity

Make a fairy door – He was very enthusiastic about both making and painting his fairy door. He pointed out that the paint changed colours when they touched and was excited to see what each new colour would be.

Make tiny furniture – I asked him which piece of furniture he wanted to build, and he decided on the bed, just like his sister. I had hoped that we could also make a miniature bookcase with some books, but I lost steam this week and we ended up not building that. He sewed most of the pillow himself (I did the hidden stitches after stuffing it.)

Make a hair clip – He chose this soft green fabric (which I had used to make my Vanelloppe cosplay in 2013). We didn’t glue it like the instructions said, but sewed it instead. I made the setting stiches, and he added more to secure it, and tied off the thread. He was very proud of himself.

Week 33 – Super Mario

This is a new movie for the school. I wasn’t a huge fan of it, but Pegasus is, and I thought designing a board game could be fun.

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
learn about frictionWatch moviedesign board gameFlexmake game

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

Design and put together a board game – get a template from Canva
Learn about friction – video

Next week: Elemental

Week 31 – Boxtrolls Results

One of the things I love about this movie is how they animated the Boxtrolls. They don’t speak human language, so their hands and facial expressions have to do the talking for us to understand (unless Eggs translates for them). But I’ve found (with both kids) that they’ve understood what the trolls are saying without Eggs’s help. It’s impressive. Pegasus was very upset near the end of the movie (no spoilers) but really enjoyed it by the end.

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. He’s only 20 pages away from finishing the first book.

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. He really doesn’t care about spacing.

Counting objects/math-type activities

He missed four of the images in the middle of the worksheet, but was fine with adding them in when I pointed them out to him.

Math worksheets. He did them both on Monday morning because he was so excited to do them once again. He didn’t need my help, and calmly took my correction regarding which way the 7 was supposed to face on page 1.

Storytime

We have no French library books this week, so he read some French books through Boukili.

Activity

Learn how to draw a box – despite Pegasus insisting that he already knew how to draw a box because his sister taught him, he sat down willingly enough to follow the instruction video. He didn’t want to erase the guidelines, which… it doesn’t really matter, right? He had fun, and that’s what this is about.

Make stop-motion movie – He took the pictures on Monday. Éric had him help with the set-up of the lighting. He did a much better job with the timing of the pictures this time, and only got my hand in the shot once. We recorded his voice on Wednesday, which was a lot of fun. He was willing to do several takes to get the voices just right (maximum 3 times unless it was really short) and had fun making his voice sound different to imitate the villain. Pegasus helped put the dialogue onto the frames of the pictures on Friday, and then recorded the music overtop on Saturday (delayed because Éric wasn’t feeling 100% this week).