Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Week One

Away with the school schedule! The next 2 weeks we are having Christmas fun every day. We always look forward to this part of our homeschool year. We sat down on Monday with some idea books and wrote out all the things we wanted to do to lead us up to Christmas.

Made caramel apples. What do these have to do with Christmas? I don't know, but the girls really wanted to make them and EAT them. This is usually our Art Day. We looked at a few different artists' renditions of Madonna and Child from a book I have had since high school about the Prado museum.
We read "The Night Before Christmas." Wouldn't it be cool to memorize this?? I thought that last year and we attempted it--even got a few stanzas in. This year I thought the girls could use a little motivation and it worked. They earned a mini candy for each stanza memorized. Happy Hanukkah! We learned a little about what Jews believe, the Menorah and the miracle of the candle burning in the temple for 8 days. We played dreidel which is really fun, and would have sang songs, but we didn't know any!
We made up our own (sung to the tune of "Happy Holidays").
Happy Hanukkah (echo) Happy Hanukkah
repeat repeat
May your Menorah lights keep burning
Happy Hanukkah to you.
Ha Ha! I hope that's not sacriligious....

Made "Christingles."
Read "The Cat in the Manger."
Went to a local production of The Nutcracker.

Decorated Christmas tree cakes.
Read "The Elves and the Shoemaker."
7 more days to go!

1 comment:

LC said...

Brynn & Adria look so bad.