We’re here! Holidays… for real! But, much to the kids’ chagrine, it’s not going to be all fun and games. No way.
I prepared long and hard so that we would have interesting things to do, that made for fun, clever ways to achieve some academic outcomes without feeling like we’re actually achieving academic outcomes. Lapbooking. It’s a joy. Despite this being but our first very day at it… a joy!
Like I said… I worked long and hard. I put together pages upon pages of resource material so that we could thoroughly cover, to first and fourth/fifth grade proportions, Mayan Civilization and Oceans. Did I say long and hard? So, I have this organized box full of the kids stuff- prepared items to cut out/colour/fill-in/glue/whatever to add to their lapbooks.
I also have a folder of wonderful activities outlining various aspects of these larger topics. Things to do. Ideas for lessons. Terrific information to keep me in a flow of learning… so that I wouldn’t be staring at my shoes, wondering what to do next.
I think it’s on my dining room table. 2500 miles away. Let’s just say, it looks like I’m gonna get to know my shoes.