Friday, December 22, 2006
Christmas in school
Art project ~ Button Christmas trees
Candy cane cookies
Lollipop Christmas cookies
We are having lots of fun adding Christmas to our homeschooling schedule. We had a "Christmas Party" and set up the trees/decorations the day after Thanksgiving. (Chipping away at those 180 days! :-) Twice I exchanged P.E. with cookie bakes. (I consumed large amounts of yummy dough!) Troy was not in classes during the second one and was able to help. Seth was so excited to have him baking with us.
In Art class, the boys made button Christmas trees, and Seth made a sand art bell. I love hanging their little projects around the house. Kids' artwork is so adorable!

  posted at 10:25 AM  

At 12:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the boys' artwork, but I'm getting a little overwhelmed at the large volume of it. Any ideas for keeping control of the projects? How much do you keep?

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Martha C said...

I ship some of the things to doting grandparents! :-) They never seem to tire of it. Another idea I once thought of was to get a three ring binder and page covers. The artwork fits nicely and can be stashed away on a shelf.

At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Dorcas said...

I read about a mother who scanned the artwork onto her computer so that they could look at it anytime they wanted and then they could throw the originals away.

At 12:31 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

Thanks for the tip, Dorcas. I think I will start doing that. What a wonderful idea!

At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had HUGE amounts of artwork sitting around in piles and then Chris suggested buying each kid a 3-ring binder and they can each have their own collection of artwork. I just try to select the very cutest drawings and then throw away the rest. It's hard to pitch the excess, but the kids thoroughly enjoy looking at their collections and noticing how their skills have improved with time.

At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Les said...

I love all those ideas! With 4 of them now wanting to always draw me pictures (which I do cherish) I would need a whole house just to store it all.


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