Happy Monday and Happy Homeschooling!
This will be my twenty-first December of teaching Christmas related lessons! Quite a few of those have been with online resources. Here’s the roundup of my Christmas themed resource and idea blog posts (all have been recently checked and updated!)
Here’s a free printable of the “Holiday” related list of December’s Special Days CHRISTMAS THEMED SPECIAL DAYS
This is my collection of Advent and Christmas Countdown, cross curricular resources from a few years ago. These made everyday until Christmas even more special https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/12/06/countdown-to-christmas/
And another cross curricular Christmas Countdown and Advent Resource List https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/12/06/learning-christmas-with-countdowns/
We have learned about Christmas traditions from around the world. It was an awesome study! We used these resources – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/?s=melting+pot
Christmas Sciences! Here’s a fantastic collection of Science resources to add to your Christmas learning! https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/12/13/how-holidays-are-made-and-other-christmas-science-lessons/
Christmas Break Fun – Collection of Christmas themed online games and unplugged activities https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/12/20/christmas-break-fun/
How about a research project about Elves? https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/12/11/questioning-elves/
Hanukkah Activities and Resources https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/12/12/hanukkah-oh-hanukkah/
Need some holiday humor? I’ve got that too!
Merry Teaching and Learning!
December is packed with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! Whether you’re looking for something special to study, celebrate, or add to the menu, this list of special days for December, 2018 gives you plenty to choose from.
Resources for teaching through December, including a PDF of December’s Special Days, can be found at the end of this list.
December Themes, Observances, and Awareness Days:
December’s Food Themes
December, 2018 Daily Specials
(the * means that the special day does not necessarily fall on the same date every year)
Free Printable – Special Days in December
A resource list for Special Days in December !
Here’ is the collection of my favorite “go to” resources for special days studies https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/
How I use Special Days lists in our homeschool blog series :
I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars, holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in. Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.
List of Wonderful Free Resources for a Thanksgiving study with a modern history twist! WWI, The Great Depression, WWII, swing dancing, digestion system and some practical math lessons …
As we move along on our “special days” studies through November, I see Thanksgiving
looming coming up in the not so distant future. I thought seriously about not teaching Thanksgiving lessons this year. How could I not want to teach Thanksgiving? We’ve always had wonderful Thanksgiving lessons in November. Yes, that’s it. For 17 years – 17 Novembers, I’ve been teaching a week or two or three of Thanksgiving. The who, what, when, why, and how of those Mayflower pilgrims and the natives that they encountered, Lincoln’s proclamation to make a Thanksgiving holiday, Bible studies that focus on giving thanks and gratitude, nutritional studies of squash, pumpkins, turkeys, sweet potatoes, and corn, Thanksgiving celebrations around the world, tons of cooking projects, and craft activities to go along with it all – we’ve been there and done that over and over again.
In addition to my grumpy mood about Thanksgiving…
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