Holiday Homeschooling: Part 1
Here’s some sage advice: Take the whole month of December off from doing formal school lessons!
Yep, that’s what I said and I’m sticking to it! While December brings Christmas cheer, it can also bring much stress and good old fashion guilt trips. Homeschooling moms usually feel overwhelmed this time of the year as less and less school work gets accomplished. If this describes you, or you are looking for a less stressful way to do school this holiday season, join me for this week’s Coffee With Carrie podcast.
In this week’s coffee break, I give homeschooling mamas permission to take a Sabbath break and I explain how to take the entire month of December off from traditional lessons to focus on the birth of Jesus while building cherished memories. I share how to use your family’s traditions and your usual Christmas hustle and bustle as your “school work”. I will let you in on a little secret. Your kids are already doing a ton of reading, writing, math, science, and art during the month of December. And for those moms who just can’t fathom the idea of taking an entire month off of school work, I even give some easy, fun, and educational activities you can do during the month to replace those formal lessons.
Pour yourself a mug of peppermint mocha latte or a cup of winter chai tea. You will be inspired by this week’s podcast, it will ease your December guilt, and it will definitely put you into the holiday spirit.
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Robinson
A Little House Christmas by Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Christmas Carol by Dickens.
The Polar Express,
The Night Before Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Christmas Carols for a Kid’s Heart by Joni Erickson Tada