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How's homeschooling during the holidays going for you?

 
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homeschooling during december


I saw that on facebook and didn't know if I should laugh or cry. Apparently advent started on Sunday, and we still need to roll candles. My husband will be working 10 hour night shifts from December 8th-28th, so all the schooling, celebrating, holiday-making is on my shoulders.

Guess we best roll those Advent candles and make one of those Christmas paper chains tomorrow....
 
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Looks like a normal month to me! Lol. But really, if we do structured classes three days a week I feel like I've made it to the top! The one on track subject is crafts. And reading. That's an everyday thing here.
I think we'll take a 3 week break this year, starting the 16th. It will be my present to myself. Plus, I've done zero planning for the next few months, so a few days after the holiday will give me some time for that. As for the diet, stop promising yourself! Why do that? I've just come to accept the 10 lbs will be around until we start moving aound again in Feb and I'm okay with that.
 
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Ha! Sounds about right.
I'm in between homeschoolers right now. The 2 that I was tutoring have graduated and my baby is too young. But I like using the first week of December as a final push to get school projects completed, mostly take off the 2 weeks before Christmas, and use the week after Christmas to reflect on what was working or not working and make a plan together for the next semester.
 
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That's hilarious! My kids were in a local production of the Nutcracker so this year the first two weeks of December could just say "Nutcracker". I'd rather not do that again only they loved it so much. Sigh...

With me and Christmas stuff, it seems like either feast or famine. Two years ago I did all this amazing Christmas extravaganza! A Christmas book advent calendar with 24 wrapped books, a craft every single day, all the decorations, trimmings and treats, wrapped presents for the cousins ready to send right after Thanksgiving. I accomplished it by getting everything ready in January and had it all ready to go in boxes- it was so easy. Then last year I was 8 months pregnant so we pretty much did nothing except decorate the tree and put out some nativities.
 
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We tested out of current units on Friday of last week and I said that's it Christmas Break is HERE!!!
 
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I loved this.  My youngest is now a senior, so this is the last year for me... we've always homeschooled year round, so we just take a week or two off whenever someone is feeling burned out.  This year, we decided to take 12/24-1/7 off so we could spend more time with the oldest while she is home from college.  It was a nice break... and it lasted an extra week for a couple subjects that I didn't have prepared in time for the new "semester" start.  Oops.  
 
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