January 3, 2021
Christmas Break Homeschool

It's a school break, which around here means Mommy and Daddy school is in session. Of course, over Christmas there are lots of distractions so I didn't schedule too much. I even might have given them weekends and Christmas itself off lol.


Elizabeth requested that we have an extended outdoor period every day, so we made many outings. We fed chickadees, we saw bunnies, we went on hikes. We went to check out Matthew's forest school forest. We went to the library. We painted. We coloured.


The kids were responsible for their regular music practices every day, as well as math, reading, a french phonics listening game (lalilo) and a daily journal. The daily journal hasn't gotten any less agonizing since the summer but the end result was amusing enough.


Matthew and Elizabeth also finally (FINALLY) finished their original stop motion movie "The spider of life". Everyone in the family was roped into contributing to lines but otherwise Elizabeth and Matthew did this entirely on their own. If I had to critique it, I'd say it's strong on special effect noises but maybe a bit weak on plot. There are a LOT of characters. Elizabeth was very very happy to be finished. She's already thinking about making another movie titled "The squirrel of truth". Now she just needs to come up with a plot to match the title. (I've explained that usually plot comes first!) It probably won't be a lego movie because that's "too much work". She's thinking about animation instead...

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