I know that Christmas falls on December 25th every single year. It's not like Easter...who shows up anywhere from the beginning of March to the end of April. Nope. It's the 25th of December, every single year. Yet, here it is--9 days before Christmas--and I've got gifts I haven't purchased and handmade gifts I haven't even begun. That's when I get aggravated at my poor planning skills. It also doesn't help that I'm a "Yes Man." Need something done? I can do it! I rarely say no. I can't help it, I guess.
Anyway, this weekend, we were so blessed with the ability to visit Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. It was a lovely place to see, but sadly, we didn't get to do much exploring. The weather was very dreary and filled with days of cold temperatures and rain. Not a lot of sightseeing was done. We did get to check out a super neat toy shop and also a really interesting shop of Scottish goodies which was especially nice for Adam since his family hails from Scotland (still working on that ancestry stuff!). It was nice to get away for a few days, even if my dream trip to Williamsburg wasn't as exciting as I had hoped.
|My little guys with a very large Scottish bear.|
Our school schedule remains light as we spend time working on crafts and Christmas projects. Here's a rundown of our week of homeschooling:
- Adisson learned a little about geometry, algebra, and multiplication.
- Zander is learning to tell time.
- Adisson is still working on correct cursive handwriting.
- Zander is still working on lowercase letters.
- Adisson spent time re-reading Henry and Ribsy (though, I'm not sure why).
- Zander is working on reading compound words and early reader books.
Christmas Unit Study
We learned about Mary and Joseph and their trek to Bethlehem. We learned about Gabriel and his visit to Mary. We learned about Caesar Augustus and the census. We read together and prayed together. It was lovely.
We did a few Christmas crafts. The boys LOVED gluing cotton balls to Santa's face.
|Not a great photo, but a neat-o craft!|
We did an AWESOME homeschool science project! Wanting to find something to capture the interest of my guys, I found a cool experiment while browsing around my Google+ that mentioned making snowflakes from Borax. We tried it, it worked, it was so cool. :)
|How awesome is this?!|
|My handsome fellas and Santa.|