We've made it a point to change up our routine a bit during our Winter Break. It began about December 16th, just before Winter Solstice, and we're wrapping things up this week.
So much fun just being together. We did a lot of learning and working together--mainly the children learning how better cooperate. (Yeah !) Decided to share collages of photos--since they're worth a thousand words, right ? (smile)
|Baking to share with neighbors, librarians & postal workers|
|Mini retreat in the mountains|
|Working together to complete a puzzle|
|Working together to decorate|
|Little Miss baking cookies|
|Christmas day with friends|
|Playing Uno with Friends|
|Another game night with family|
|The boy getting his baking lesson|
|Touring the Center for Civil & Human Rights|
|Made 3 hats--1 more than my intended goal.|
|Unexpected, but much needed, |
visit with my mentor-elder-sister-friend
|Personal reading, writing and planning time.|
In a prepared environment. :)
|Time creating with my #2|
|Selfies with The Boy--#1 isn't feeling it.|
|Starting new traditions--'All About Me' Form|
Getting inspiration from a new book
|Heading back home!|
As you can see, we got into a lot of fun stuff. I didn't keep the camera out the whole time though. There was lots of reading, playing and creating with Legos, drawing, enjoying good food and spending time in nature--albeit cold. We enjoyed our time away, seeing some family and just being together.
There are lots of new things we'll be getting into for the second half of our homeschool year. But this break was well needed and used.
Did you take a break? What things did you do (or not do) to make the most of the time? Breaking is necessary and helps everyone involved. If you haven't yet taken a break, I sure hope you have one planned in the next few weeks. This is the time many of us find ourselves dealing with 'burnout.' Be proactive and avoid it, if you can.