Category: Extracurricular

Making the Most out of Field Trips

My children and I are part of a co-op of homeschoolers that is strictly field trip based. Every Thursday we go on a different field trip. Each mom plans one or two field trips per year. I want to share with you some tips on how to make the most out of field trips. Just going on a field trip can be a lot of fun but when we incorporate other things it can be very educational.

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Ring in the New Year!

Are you a take-the-tree-down-right-after-Christmas or leave-it-up-to-the-New-Year family? This month our study will look at the memories we make with our children as we welcome the New Year. Memories are often created tradition and my Christmas tree take down has become a laughable tradition in our home.

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Rigning in the New Year Around the World

New Year’s resolutions, singing Auld Lang Syne at the stroke of midnight or watching the Times Square ball drop. Are any of these traditions ones you find yourself doing year after year? We might not think of these as “traditions.” Maybe because we just barely made it through Thanksgiving and Christmas we don’t want to go labeling New Year’s eve or New Year’s day a holiday.

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Food Traditions of Christmas

It doesn’t matter where you live on the globe, food is central to celebrations. The food may look different from place to place and celebration to celebration, but the Christmas celebration has some great food traditions. In Mexico you might eat tamales – time-consuming to make, so always a treat for Christmas.

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3 Festive Ways to Countdown to Christmas

Right around Thanksgiving time, I notice many stores pulling out all the stops with their Christmas displays. Some have been set up clear before Halloween, while others are just beginning to decorate. This is usually the time I see those tasty looking chocolate advent Calendars hitting the shelves. When the kids were little, I gave in and let them enjoy these treats as a countdown to Christmas – but now, as the family continues to grow, I have broken out of the box a bit.

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