Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Connecting Talents With Traditions

Today's Art & Music Focus

On this lovely autumn Wednesday we are discussing and planning our first projects of the year. 

Traditions and Being Traditional

Several years ago we began making some of our gifts and cards for holidays, and every year since we have continued while increasing the amount of homemade versus store bought presents.

We do this for sentimental purposes because homemade gifts are much more personal.  We also do it because we sensed commercialism creeping into our lives and our children's hearts. 

Creating Atmosphere

We are putting more effort into the celebration aspect of holidays, emphasizing the history and purpose of each one.  More planning has helped us create memories of special meals and activities.

Making the Connection

Our first projects in both Art and Music are geared towards the upcoming holidays.  While some may fret, we will joyfully create gifts and practice holiday music. 

We don't separate the holidays from our education. The lessons to be learned during this time of year help shape us and are some of the most valuable there are to learn.


Class Discussion

What lessons do you try to instill in your children over the holidays?


Happy Homeschooling!
Mrs. Redd

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