This week has been kind of full of fun. We are still struggling to get back into a routine since being sick and having volunteer opportunities and having Thanksgiving. This time of year, routines are hard, without having been out of it!
This week, we have decided to join in a Christmas Fun series with Review Crew friends so I am going to share a tad bit about our week here.
We are working on a nutcracker unit. As in, nutcrackers not the Nutcracker Ballet. We are doing all sorts of geography, science, and literature and I am having fun, whether the girls are or not. We are using the unit study from In The Hands of A Child and I like it pretty well. Of course, each child has her own collection of nutcrackers. They are just a favorite here.
We are following our tradition of unwrapping and reading a Christmas book each night before bed. So far, they have unwrapped If He Had Not Come, The Mole Family’s Christmas, and Frosty the Snowman. Can’t wait to see what comes up next!
We went to a handbell concert last night and LOVED IT! We try to go each year but this year’s concert was just the best one we’ve heard. We got to go up on the stage afterwards and one of the student’s gave the girls a tour of each of the bells and other instruments they used, as well as talking to them about how to get the best sounds out of the instruments. Some of the bells were bigger than the girls’ heads and they thought that was pretty neat.
Afterwards, the university was having their Christmas street activities so we walked along there and had a bit more fun. There was a live nativity, lots of giant nutcrackers, and a petting zoo. The petting zoo was crazy so we didn’t go in but we did get to see a wallaby, deer, and a zebra right up close. It was a fun night.
Today, we had a tour of our library with an awesome Mrs. Vivian. She read them a fun book about how Santa decided to use reindeer for his sleigh. She also introduced them to Reader’s Theater with a story about how the baker’s dozen came to be. The kids did well and had lots of fun!
That’s our week so far. What Christmas fun have you had this week?