Ornaments anyone?

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We have set aside our traditional school days this week in place of some FUN activities!

Ornaments top our list…

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Paper ornaments to adorn our classroom door.

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Just to keep things real, this is often how our schoolroom table looks…
active & occupied!

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Cinnamon dough ornaments to add a festive scent to our classroom!

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A Santa felt ornament~ we don’t ‘do’ Santa at our house, but I got admit he’s kinda cute.

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A decoupage glittered styrofoam ornament, because,
well, a mess is required in preschool, right?

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A popsicle stick star ornament ~ as we reflect upon the Star of Bethlehem.

And some other random things we made:

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Our popcorn & cranberry garland~ I found this one fun to do!  =)

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Dad taught us how to use an awl…

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The big kids made candle holders,
the little kids made pencil holders.

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Our preschoolers!
Our Bryson on the left, then Shelbee & Dustin.
Hard at work with their color page!

and I know you are dying to ask…
what’s up with Bryson’s head garb, eh?
That would be his new ninja fashion statement,
courtesy of Katie-girl.

Hey, what can I say…
We love being a homeschooler!

I am so grateful that we can work at our own schooling pace,
that we get the chance to set aside chaos,
and take the time to focus on this precious season…

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Not only did we do crafts this week, but we made sugar cut out cookies, played Secret Santa several times (wish I could come up with a clever Christian synonym for that, but I am not that creative, lol), finished our Christmas cards, made a few batches of fudge,  wrapped presents, discussed the tragedy of Newtown and the importance of being the Light for others …

admittedly, the house is a bit messier than I like, the finances a bit tighter than we prefer, and are working at not letting the normal stress of this season seep in…

Calm…

Peace…

Love…

Joy…

A purpose to reach out and let others know they matter…

So who are you going to reach out to?    Shine on, and share His love~

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