I have had very few idealized visions of our our homeschool would look. But I expected the Christmas crazies (the ones you get in away school classrooms…and I didn’t enjoy when I taught!) to not penetrate into our homeschool. I’m not sure why I had this mistaken idea but I did. HA. As I’ve become a seasoned homeschooler, I’ve learned to anticipate this and our last week is altered to accommodate because fighting it isn’t worth it to me!
If you’re looking for a few more ideas for the middle to upper elementary years, keep reading. A couple of these ideas are in my video and a few are not.
Christmas in America’s National Parks (episode 6) is new on our list.
Journal buddies has some fun Christmas/winter themed writing prompts. My daughter is enjoying them as a break from her regular writing curriculums.
Math-drills has some Christmas-themed math worksheets. Often I find these types of pages are really more supplementary than able to serve as a replacement for a day of math. These, however, have some good challenge to them. We’ll be using them all week for all three of my kiddos.
If you have a pre-reader or early reader, this polar bear pack from All About Learning includes practice with rhyming words, letter flashcards/matching cards, a word search & an animal fact reading book. Using AAS or AAR is not necessary in order to use this pack! You do need to give your e-mail address to access it.
I know playdough is something we think of for young kids but my kids still enjoy it, even the 11yo. This homemade playdough is a December tradition. Add a couple cookie cutters & your kids will have some sensory fun while you read favorite Christmas books or watch some Christmas shows! (Check out my video to see how I scent & color it for the holidays.)