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The Best Holiday Homeschooling Tips
The Best Holiday Homeschooling Tips ~ Episode 452
Join Felice Gerwitz and special guest, Lisa Nehring as they discuss the best holiday homeschooling tips. When things get crazy and you can not add one more thing to the schedule, Lisa comes to the rescue with great tips and planning.
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Visit Lisa Nehring at True North Homeschool Academy and her podcast at LifeSkills101podcast.com
So what are the best holiday homeschooling tips? One is not to stress yourself trying to do too much. We are busy with managing a home and family, then adding homeschooling, and then when the holidays come it is...one-more-thing! Take a look at what stresses you out and cut it out if at all possible.
Holidays are Holy Days - set apart because they have meaning and relevance and there is something special about this day. Holidays bring relevance to our lives. There are special foods we eat, perhaps an exchange of gifts and other things that happen that set the stage for the event itself.
Lisa calls the mom the "magic maker" that can bring that extra fun into the holidays even with simple meals. She celebrates using a liturgical year. She talks about planning and taking time off from schoolwork in your schedule. This can be done by planning ahead of time.
Lisa's Best Holiday Homeschooling Tips:
* Scheduling a break from schoolwork, or reworking your schedule so you have time for celebrations.
* Morning basket: 1 hour spent with the things you want to go over, such as flashcards, faith, etc. Be sure to pause and give thanks to God.
* We celebrate all of our feasts with our senses, think about how we can use our senses to the best.
* Biblical feasts, holidays, and festivals are great ways to celebrate.
Lisa shares how she and her family celebrate Old Testament festivals, which is a remembrance of God "tabernacling" with us. It helps to bring faith and community among family and friends. Being together and enjoying where you are at the present time. She reminds us that God dwells in community with family and friends.
Holidays remind us that we are part of something bigger, and even if we have to postpone some of our academic work, this is a lasting tribute we will remember. We are making memories with our families using the senses, such as twinkling lights, cinnamon, and music.
Sometimes keeping to the schedule is important such as homeschooling special needs and consistency is important to keep things on an even keel. Perhaps cutting back a little and allowing your child to know what is coming up in the near future. Planning with your child helps.
Teaching your children that giving is important during the holidays is another lasting tradition. Either adopting a family or singling out a person such as a neighbor in need.
Be sure to visit Lisa Nehring at True North Homeschool Academy.
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