The Holidays and Homeschooling

This post : The Holidays and Homeschooling is part of our series THE HOMESCHOOLING YEARS and was originally published in 2012.

These original blog posts came with me from my “blogger” days. They were written from the heart, as a way to record the memories in real-time as they were happening. Their intended audience was simply family and close friends. Because they are an ESSENTIAL PART of Happy Hive Homeschool’s evolution, I have chosen to keep them in their original form with minor edits if needed. You may see the post repeated in a more recent more descriptive post as well. I hope you can indulge a mother in her memory keeping!

Like everyone else – December is crazy. Not only am I trying to teach in a classroom, I’m trying to homeschool and be a mom. Instead of going crazy – I let the homeschooling become the normal stuff we do. 
This year we made trees out of ice cream cones

Cookie baking is Math

and we always make cupcakes for Jesus’ Birthday – Megan took it to Christmas Eve Mass!

Don’t let the busy guilt overwhelm you. Just keep doing what you always do. The kids ARE learning. They ARE building traditions. 

If you would like more ideas for how you can blend the holidays and homeschooling, Check out our HOMESCHOOLING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS post. It has over 20 ideas that begin in October and take you all the way through January helping you set aside your regular curriculum and make memories instead! You won’t want to miss the ACTIVITY PACK that goes along with the post!

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I’d love to chat with you each week about the methods I used to organize, schedule, and lesson plan in my homeschool with the hopes it will help you have a happy hive too. In the meantime, “Bee” sure to check out the different methods of homeschooling as well as our 3 easy strategies for burnout.

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