The month of December has held an unusual rhythm for us. It took a little while to get my traditionally educated brain around the idea of freedom during this time of year, but after allowing Emily to lead the way into the season of making and giving and nesting, I finally got a clue. And some confidence. So for the last several weeks there has been reading, writing, and math . Aside from that much of our day has been kept clear for holiday celebrating and preparations.
And of course, gingerbread house making. This was actually a two day project... could've been longer though but we needed our dining room table back. Are gingerbread houses ever really done?
So this week will be more of the same, soaking in the season and checking things off our lists. Like cookie making, we haven't made a single cookie yet! Tell me, what does your homeschool rhythm feel like in December? For us this is new ground, it's taken a little while to find our footing. But I have enjoyed the heightened awareness of the season. I don't think we could have captured it the same had we not relaxed about a few details that will still be here just the same in January. But the spirit of Solstice and Christmas, that will be long gone and we hope to feel content knowing that we slowed down enough to fully experience the magic this season holds. Happy Holidays to each of you, and thank you as always for stopping by.