YMB SP2: Ack! It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!



The Advent and Christmas seasons are almost upon us and homeschool moms are looking for ways to change their pace and do something special for the holiday seasons.

Today Pam and Dawn Garrett discuss options for celebrating while still learning until your holiday break. Tons of good ideas in this one!

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  • Kristin says:

    Three weeks of Advent plans are definitely enough for this year because the 4th Sunday of Advent IS Christmas Eve. Wow! Crazy!

  • Kristel says:

    Wanted to see the fun way to “wrap” books that is re-usable. Is this in one of the resources? I can not see the link or any pic.

  • Lindsey says:

    Click the “Greatest Christmas Book Tradition Ever” link. 🙂

  • Kirsty says:

    I do a Reading Reindeer book hunt with my boys during December. Each night I hide our little reindeer with a Christmas book and the boys are given clue in the morning. Following the clue, they find RR and the book and then we get to read. No wrapping involved 🙂

  • Wendy says:

    We do the daily books during Advent, using large manilla envelopes I reuse each year. From Christmas to Epiphany, we continue daily books but they focus on the 12 days of Christmas, the star, or the Magi. It helps us to extend the same magic to the ful liturgical season.

  • Valerie says:

    Love the idea of breakfast for dinner for St Lucia’s day !!!

  • Mackenzie says:

    Thank you for this great podcast. It is making me seriously think about taking some time off of academic schoolwork through the holidays because I so want to just hang out with my kids and make memories with them. This year, I have planned an advent calendar for our family–calling it The Creative Family Advent: 25 Days of Savoring the Season. Day 1 we are making a found-object Nativity Scene. (We actually did this today, because I am posting pictures on my website tonight.) This was a very sweet activity that got us all outside and working together. Would love to share these ideas with you if you have a chance to look. Truly love your podcast. It has been a huge inspiration to me.

  • Anon says:

    I loved your talk about taking off the whole season, when I first read about Mystie doing this I thought it was brilliant! BUT, I am in a co-op. I was just thinking about a pros and cons co-op episode, I love Dawn’s no co-op co-op! Do most people have a love/hate with co-ops? I only do it for community and would love a lite co-op, now I am stuck because the kids like it. Just wondering if this is a normal thing. I mean I left public school partly because I didn’t like them dictating my family’s schedule. Argh.

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      We totally have a love-hate with co-op. Love our people, love much of what we do, love the accountability, but also LOVE to be off and not have it dictating my schedule. We keep tweaking it to get it perfect. One day we might. 😉

  • Susan says:

    I ordered The Nutcracker from Maestro Classics to give to my children as part of their 12 days of Christmas presents (I give them a present related to the song/symbol each day to emphasize the Christmas season). They still offer a great discount on their website, plus your coupon code, plus free shipping! Thank you for the discount code, I really appreciate it.

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      We love Maestro. We decorated the tree this weekend and the kids insisted on playing their Nutcracker CD while we did it! Love your 12 days of Christmas gift idea!

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