I often come across questions on Facebook, Yahoo, or even through email that would best answered in a newsletter, because I feel so many can benefit from the answer.
This question was on a Facebook Homeschool group:
"I've Been toying with the idea of taking Decemebr off. Does anyone else do this? I want to have FUN! I want to bake, sew, serve... do all the things we never seem to have time for. I'm scared to let go! Maybe we will at least do math every other day. Anyone else take December off?"
Why not bake, sew, serve, and have fun? You do not have to give up homeschool to enjoy the Christmas season. Try the "Power of an Hour: Gateway to a Classical Education." And since the Power of an Hour is only about an hour, it is a thread of spiritual and intellectual learning that can run through the year, busy days, slow days, and holidays! It is scripture, classic, and focused learning. This is just one hour! Then you can do all you want to do and it can be school too!
When I was a child in the early years of elementary, most children did not do pre-school. Kindergarten was non-academic. Christmas programs in elementary school were religious. I remember doing a nativity play about the Three Christmas Trees, when I was in 3rd Grade. We sang Christmas carols, not just holiday songs in our school choir. It was all part of school. When we studied other countries we learned of their religious beliefs and even made their food in our classrooms. It was all part of the academics! Even today in schools around the country, children do concerts and create Christmas crafts.
When you boil it down to the basics--whether you do: "Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic," "Reciting, Reading, and Reasoning," or "Research, Reason, Relate, and Record," approach to home school, it is not difficult to substitute Christmas themes through cultural arts, reading classic stories, writing in a Christmas Journal, and even doing Christmas math, in lieu of what you normally do.
If you look and think about it, there are many subjects one can hygge homeschool through Christmas!
One Dozen Ways to Hygge Homeschool through the Christmas Season:
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