Week 14 ~ Advent School

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Not many photographs this week as the photographer has been very poorly!

We have continued with basics; both girls continuing with their daily maths, Rose is steadily working through her English From The Roots Up flash cards and Elianna is learning to sing ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ in Latin.

We have played math wars, read lots of Christmas books & made Christmas cards. We also had fun with some Christmas science activities.

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We have also enjoyed picture study using ‘The First Christmas’ As described on Amazon:

“The story of the first Christmas long ago is captured here in all its mystery by some of the world’s greatest painters. The beauty of the familiar words of the King James Version of the Bible weaves the glorious images together to create a new work of art: a Christmas story that will be treasured by readers young and old.”

My friend has kindly taken my girls to our local home ed group Christmas party today, I was too poorly to go, so I am hoping to make a full recovery over the weekend then we can crack on with gift making next week.

Some of the books we have been reading this week:

Advent Calendar Type books:

The Animals Advent

A Book Of Christmas

Advent Storybook

Other books:

A Christmas Carol

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

Lots & LOTS of Christmas stories & picture books.

Poetry:

The Puffin Book Of Christmas Poems

Art:

The First Christmas

Happy Weekend!

Week 13 ~ Advent School

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This week the girls are doing minimal lessons and our focus is on preparing for Christmas

We begin our day with our Jesse tree. We have been doing this for years, & I couldn’t find the original devotions I printed out, but there are so many free ones available now on the internet. I made a lot of our decorations & the girls made the rest when they were very small. The Jesse tree tells the story of Jesus’ coming from Genesis, through to His birth.

We are using our read aloud time to read poems from this wonderful little book:The Puffin Book Of Christmas Poems, then after opening our several (!) Advent calendars and Advent books, we are reading whatever takes our fancy from the Christmas book basket. Lastly, Elianna & I are sharing reading aloud A Christmas Carol.

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The girls are both working on their maths, then Latin for Elianna, English From The Roots Up flashcards for Rose, and she is reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever aloud to  me.

We have made our gingerbread house, and our Christmas cards (the girls used their thumbs to print reindeer heads)

Our Advent elf, Jingle reappeared on the first day of Advent, as he does each year 🙂

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As requested by Rose, I knitted him his own little jumper to keep him warm…

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Friday is Elianna’s 12th birthday, so we have a full day planned, with lots of wonderful birthday fun ahead!

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Some of the books we have been reading this week:

Advent Calendar Type books:

The Animals Advent

A Book Of Christmas

Advent Storybook

Other books:

A Christmas Carol

The Light In The Lantern

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree

Lots & LOTS of Christmas stories & picture books.

Poetry:

The Puffin Book Of Christmas Poems

 

Happy Weekend!