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25 Days of Simple Christmas-Homeschooling During Christmastime

Welcome to the 25 Days of Simple Christmas!  Each day I will be posting an idea about keeping the holidays simple- so that we can focus on Christ and the real meaning of Christmas!

While Christmas is such a special day, so much of the joy gets lost in the busyness.  
Each day I will be writing about a simple way to celebrate the season.  To focus on family, joy, and memories, without the elaborate extras that can bring added stress. Simple can be more meaningful if it gives us more time to focus on the huge GIFT we are awaiting-Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Today I am talking about 
Homeschooling During Christmas Season!

For the next few weeks leading up to Christmas we will be deviating from our usual studies.  
Instead of pioneers and Indians in History, we are reading Little House On the Prairie, A Christmas Treasury and learning about Christmas during pioneer times.  Still the same period of history we have studying, yet making it about Christmas!

For Geography, instead of our usual A Child’s Geography,by Ann Voskamp {soooo good, by the way}, we are studying Christmas around the world.  I have some great information about how different countries around the world celebrate Christmas.

Of course in Bible time, we are reading Luke 2.  Then each morning after our Bible time we are singing Christmas carols-practicing some for our church performance coming up, and some just for fun!

We have read several great Christmas books aloud: Jacob’s GiftandThe Tale of Three Trees.

Composer Study: Learning about Handel and listening to his works, which of course include Handel’s Messiah!

I am going to find some artwork relating to Christmas for art study.

And of course lots of baking will be taking place…cookies, fudge, and breads.

We are also doing fun crafts, and I am incorporating Christmas in wherever I can.  For instance, during math for my first grader, I cut out a green tree with some red circles.  On each of the red circles I wrote out an addition problem.  Then in the tree I drew circles with various numbers.  His job was to paste the correct math problem on the circle with the answer.  Simple, yet fun math practice!

After all of the ornaments are glued down (number side down), we add a trunk and a star…and we have a cute little decoration!

Homeschool during this time doesn’t have to be stressful. Incorporating Christmas into subjects is fun, easy, and educational…and of course keeps us focused on the reason for the season!

 Please Join These Bloggers in
their 25 Days of Christmas Series:

25 Days of Christmas: Home for the Holidays @ Graceful Abandon 

25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers @ Sidetracked Sarah 

25 Days of Christmas Traditions @ Sharing the Journey 

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