One of the things that I love about home schooling is that we choose when to take our vacation. The schedule is made around our lives, not the other way around. We know the importance of learning day-to-day skills and are able to incorporate them into our school day. Now, when I say school day, I mean morning. We are normally done by noon, sometimes 1’ish if we (I) have gotten side-tracked.
This year we decided to take our big break during the month of December. There are so, so many things that I want to do this time of year and I never get them all done. Not even close! So, since we do some school during the summer, I figured we could afford to take the month off now. I have to admit how excited I am about this! The kids will still be learning. It just won’t be with papers. YAY!!
This leads me to where I was originally going with this post. I need everyone’s input. While we have a lot of things that we like to do this time of year, I am always looking for new ideas on how to make the season last longer while having the most fun possible, but at the same time not stressing everyone out. That is where I need your expert advice.
~What do you do to make the season special?
~ Is there a family tradition that you look forward to every single year and would never even think about skipping? I made Jason drive 45 miles one way last year so we could look at Christmas lights while eating cheese, sausage, and crackers! This year we will be driving even farther since last year was a bust. Well, except for the cheese and crackers part!
~ What is you favorite baked goodie of the season? Mini cream wafers for me! They take forever to make but are so worth it.
~ Crafts that you like(ed) to do with your kids?
~ Ways to keep your house clean this time of year? ( please, do tell!!!! )
~ How do you keep your sanity during Christmas time? Or do you just shrug it off like me and think that sanity is highly overrated?
~ If you’re a homeschooler, is there anything special that you do with your students this time of year?
Ready, Set, Go!I’m ready to hear from all of you! Thank you in advance!
Love from here,