Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Lessons

When we started this journey, I promised my children that in December we would pare our work to the minimum (Math!) and we'd do lots of Christmas-y activities.

I found this great Christmas Around The World unit study. We are starting it tomorrow, and I am so excited! It is a literature-based unit study (which I love), and we will create a lap book as we go. I've always wanted to try lap booking, but have found it somewhat intimidating. This unit study has great lap booking resources, and makes it look pretty easy, so I think this will be a good way to start.

The unit study is fairly complete and incorporates geography, history, culture study, music, cooking and crafts for each country studied. I have stacks of books from the library, with more on the way. (I think I pulled something carrying them to my van today.) We are ready to go! I'll try to post updates as we travel around the world.

Other items on our agenda...a trip to the Philbrook Museum for the Festival of Trees, watching several different versions of A Christmas Carol, writing a Christmas limerick and making Christmas cards to send to our relatives. We'll be baking, making Christmas crafts and some home made gifts, too.

I need a break from "real" school at least as much as the children do!

1 comment:

  1. What a GREAT idea!! So cool!

    I think you are doing an awesome job. I only hope I can next fall....




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