Saturday, December 8

Living and Learning: December...



Faith
Saint Alexander
Saint Nicholas
Saint Herman of Alaska
Saint Lucia
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Homemaking
Finalize Plans for Little Man's Namesday and Birthday
Christmas Planning, Shopping, and Wrapping Gifts
Christmas Decorating
Christmas Tree
Nativity Preparations with Children
Perfect Stovetop Popcorn Recipe
Follow Cleaning Plan in Preparation for Nativity
Solidify Plans for the Twelve Days of Christmas
Decorate Kitchen with a Winter Jasmine Plant and a Potted Rosemary Plant

Themes
Saint Nicholas
Gingerbread
Winter
Nativity and 12 Days of Christmas

Rituals
Keep to the Bedtime Routine
Redouble Efforts to Turn Off the Television and Computer Before Bed and Focus on the Little Ones

Special Days
Uncle Gregory's Birthday - 3rd
Little Man's Namesday - 4th
Auntie Kate's Namesday - 8th
Little Man's 3rd Birthday - 12th
Uncle Nicolas' Namesday - 19th
Full Cold Moon - 28th
Auntie Anna's Birthday and Namesday - 22nd
Lucy's Namesday - December 26th
Little Man's Hospital Homecoming Anniversary - 31st

Learning
Practice being still and quiet during services and prayers
Practice patience and love towards one another
Learn to Sing "Beneath Thy Compassion"
The Sign of the Cross for Button
Clearing the Table after Meals
Tidy bedrooms each morning  
Tidy the playroom each afternoon
Put Away Own Laundry 
Work on Letters and Numbers with Little Man
Use the Moveable Alphabet with Sugar Plum
Nature table scene
Christmas book basket
Watercoloring
Gingerbread House Party at the Bookstore
Christmas Parade
Winter Wonderland of Lights Display
Living Nativity
Puzzles
Decorating the Children’s Christmas Tree
Children’s Nativity Play Set

Encourage imaginative play by not over-scheduling our days
Take the children for walks in the woods
Polish wooden toys together
Attend a Performance of the Nutcracker
Read Pippi Longstocking for Children's Bookclub
Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas

1 comment:

kathi said...

i LOVE your Living and Learning monthly posts. ... i LOVE your blog!

it really has inspired me the last few months. i appreciate that you strive for beauty and simplicity, and that you share it with all of us just the same. i can pop in here, spend just a few minutes, read a post or two, and be refreshed and encouraged as a Christian, wife, mother, homemaker, and woman.

thank you M. Emily!
Love,
kathi

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