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Happy New Year Friends

Wishing you the Happiest of New Years!  I am excited to see what 2013 and our good Lord has in store for The Joys of Home Educating!  We start back to school on Wednesday the 2nd!  Won't walk on this journey with us?  

Be Blessed!



Happy New Year Friends

Wishing you the Happiest of New Years!  I am excited to see what 2013 and our good Lord has in store for The Joys of Home Educating!  We start back to school on Wednesday the 2nd!  Won't walk on this journey with us?  

Be Blessed!



On Christmas Break

I have been pretty "to myself" regarding the events that took place last Friday.  Really only speaking to God on the subject.  I find myself confused, saddened and blessed all at the same time - emotions running wild.   I really don't want to comment other than to say that we are praying for those families who lost their blessings that day.  We have decided to take a break from our normal routine and incorporate more family time and FUN into our final days of 2012. 
 I will be back in the New Year to hopefully encourage and inform you! 
  Blessings to you and your family.    




On Christmas Break

I have been pretty "to myself" regarding the events that took place last Friday.  Really only speaking to God on the subject.  I find myself confused, saddened and blessed all at the same time - emotions running wild.   I really don't want to comment other than to say that we are praying for those families who lost their blessings that day.  We have decided to take a break from our normal routine and incorporate more family time and FUN into our final days of 2012. 
 I will be back in the New Year to hopefully encourage and inform you! 
  Blessings to you and your family.    




It's Día de navidad here!

Today is Christmas Day (Día de navidad) in our Christmas around the world studies and we are in Mexico!  If you missed Christmas Eve you can see what we did HERE
We started by placing The Baby Jesus in the manger. Now we can celebrate his birth!


Each child received a gift (I hid them in the Poinsettia plant)
They love Smencils! 

We watched some Teacher Tube - learning all about the Christmas Eve and Christmas day in Mexico and how they celebrate.


Even had the Mexicana Music on - Silent Night was playing!

Time for Pinata breaking!   





I had the kids complete some fun activities..
Ugly Sweater Contest


We had a fun snack and listened to more Music in Spanish!  
Hope you have enjoyed our Mexico trip and will join us next week for 
Christmas in China!
Have a wonderful weekend and be blessed!


It's Día de navidad here!

Today is Christmas Day (Día de navidad) in our Christmas around the world studies and we are in Mexico!  If you missed Christmas Eve you can see what we did HERE
We started by placing The Baby Jesus in the manger. Now we can celebrate his birth!


Each child received a gift (I hid them in the Poinsettia plant)
They love Smencils! 

We watched some Teacher Tube - learning all about the Christmas Eve and Christmas day in Mexico and how they celebrate.


Even had the Mexicana Music on - Silent Night was playing!

Time for Pinata breaking!   





I had the kids complete some fun activities..
Ugly Sweater Contest


We had a fun snack and listened to more Music in Spanish!  
Hope you have enjoyed our Mexico trip and will join us next week for 
Christmas in China!
Have a wonderful weekend and be blessed!


Christmas Eve in Mexico and a Craft

Hola!
It's Christmas Eve here at The Joys Of Home Educating....Mexico Style!
We started out the day finishing up some fun worksheets about Mexico.

So cute. Sammie loved this. She colored it and I cut it out for her. 



A few Mexico Themed word searches for the older two.



Then started our Christmas Eve teachings!   I loved this two page worksheet from Education.com 


Filled in our Christmas Around the World worksheet


After some of the technical stuff...we got down to party business!
Time for Christmas Eve Festivities!

Little Mexicana Music to help set the mood!
Pinata Craft  (found idea HERE)

Gathered our supplies

Filled them up

Taped them together

Time to decorate our Pinatas


(I strung the string thru one cup before they filled and taped together)
What we read...