Welcome to the board!klewfor3 wrote:This is my first year using homeschooling and using MFW. We LOVE it and I am looking forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving week.
When I look a few more weeks ahead to see what the line up is for Christmas, I am not seeing too much that leans toward celebrating the BEST time of the year. The Co-op that we are participating in doesn't really do too much for Christmas either. While I am excited listen to the Nutcracker with my son (and we are going to see a performance), I was really hoping for a few suggestions.
MFW does not offer stand alone unit studies for Christmas, nor Easter. Nor do they include them in any of the history programs.
In Adventures, the Thanksgiving unit ties in with Early US history, so it's included as part of the lessons with the chronological history.
Some ideas for Christmas studies.....some people find some lapbooks, or copybooks with CurrClick.com
Some people do "Jesse Trees"
Some people, like me, just do the "homework" from our church's Sunday school classes, along with favorite books and videos, and family traditions.
I think Amanda Bennett has a unit study on Christmas
or you could put "christmas unit study" in a search engine and browse for some that way I'm doing that now looking for something doable in my real world.
I look forward to hearing how differently everyone does this in their homes. We just add in holiday fun, and church studies, and keep on with regular school. There is a wide variety among homeschoolers about celebrating certain holidays. your post might actually make me get do something fun for December. a craft, a book, all the fun of it!