Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mason Jar Hot Chocolate with Dipping Spoons

My family is on a big hot chocolate kick lately so I’ve been having fun experimenting with new homemade mixes as well as fun fixings, like chocolate dipped spoons. I made some mason jar winter hot chocolate layered mixes, packaged … Continue reading

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Activities for the New Year

As one year comes to a close and another one begins, we’ve begun to plan some activities to celebrate and learn about 2012. For my newly-turned 3 year old, we will begin teaching him what New Year’s eve is all … Continue reading

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Slowing Down to Enjoy the Busy Season

We are having a relaxed month in our schooling this December. How, I wondered, did I do that? I had to stop and think.   Last year was our first year homeschooling and I suppose I put pressure on myself … Continue reading

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December Printables and Activities

We are going to start this week off with The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. I made these picture cards:   These are mainly sight words for my kindergarten-aged daughter but you can bet her older and younger brothers will want … Continue reading

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