One of the great things about our collaborative schedule is that co-teaching parents get to decide exactly how they’ll foster learning during their homeschool days each week. Every family goes about this differently, but the underlying elements of the curriculum are the same. This allows for their to be both diversity and continuity each week.
So when fun things like holiday decorations start popping up around our homes, families get to incorporate those and add another layer to the learning time at home. Couple that with amazing curriculum, and it makes for exciting homeschool days!
For our Kindergarten classes, we utilize materials from All About Learning Press. This hands-on curriculum comes with word cards. Lots of word cards. While co-teachers can certainly (and simply) treat them like
Some festive ideas to help enrich your homeschool time:
- Word card scavenger hunt on the Christmas tree
- Ring some jingle bells whenever your student reads their card correctly
- Laugh like Santa every time someone gets a spelling word correct, with a hearty Ho! Ho! Ho!
- Collect your word cards in a stocking or Santa hat
- Stack your word cards like a gingerbread house
- Use peppermints to fill out your 10-frames for math work
- Stay in your holiday jammies all day and spend time reading some Christmas stories!
For more ideas on how to make both Reading and Spelling fun, check out the All About Learning blog, which has some wonderful thoughts on how to make the most out of this amazing curriculum. So go out there and have fun with your homeschool days this year! And remember, Christmas break is right around the corner…