When I began this journey, I didn’t know anything about homeschooling.
However, I did know that I wanted our children to be life-long learners.
And I hoped to achieve this by making learning fun!
Looking for Ways to Add some Fun
to your Homeschool Days?
Our daughter was eager to start kindergarten, because she was reading to learn to read.
She started kindergarten and I saw her eagerness to learn fade away.
If you missed how our homeschooling journey began, you can find out here.
I started homeschooling with baggage.
Baggage of being a student who struggled in school and didn’t particularly like school.
I didn’t want our children to experience or feel the same way.
And even if they did end up struggling, at least I could make learning fun!
And I made learning fun by celebrating and learning about national holidays and special celebrations throughout the year.
For years, I gathered dates.
When I had more holidays and celebrations than we could celebrate and get our school work done,
I started categorizing the holidays and celebrations by school subjects.
By doing this, I could glance at the list of holidays and pick the dates to learn and celebrate that would:
- coordinate with what we were currently studying;
- provide a review of what we had already studied; or
- serve as an introduction to topics we hadn’t covered yet but needed to.
For the dates I chose,
our family would read and learn about different holidays, various celebrations, and all sorts of subjects.
When they wanted to learn and do more,
I found a worksheet or project to supplement our readings and reinforce their learning.
What we read, learned, and did was added to the appropriate subject notebook.
If you’ve been looking for ways to add some fun to your lesson plans each day…
I’m going to make it super easy for you.
Over the next year This year (2018) I’ll be completing my series Read, Learn, and Celebrate Every Day.
Each month I’ll save you research time by posting a list of national holidays and special celebrations.
To make each list as educational as possible, I’ll group the holidays and celebrations by subject.
With a list of holidays and celebrations grouped by subject,
you’ll be able to coordinate, introduce, study, and review topics that fit into your daily lesson plans year after year.
Read, Learn & Celebrate Every Day in January
Read, Learn, & Celebrate Every Day in March
check back the end of February 2018
Read, Learn, & Celebrate Every Day in April
check back the end of March 2018
May and June links are currently MIA.
I’m looking into this problem…
Read, Learn, & Celebrate Every Day in July
check back the end of June 2018
Read, Learn, & Celebrate in September
check back the end of August 2018
Read, Learn, & Celebrate in October
check back the end of September 2018
Read, Learn, & Celebrate in November
check back the end of October 2018
Read, Learn, & Celebrate in December
check back the end of November 2018
If you like this idea but can’t wait for me to pull my research notes together,
you can research and compile your own list of national holidays and special days
by using the same resources I did.