Sunday, October 24, 2010

Spooktacular Fun!

I love holidays and I love incorporating a holiday into our homeschool and my daycare day! I usually will spend the 2-3 weeks prior to a major holiday doing things with the kids!
Crafts, word searches and fun foods have been our favorite ways to celebrate in the past. Now that my kids are older, they are not as into holiday things as I would love them to be. Homeschooling and our flexible learning program allows me to come up with new and creative ways to incorporate holidays into our everyday teaching! Holiday spelling lists cover this! The boys get some extra spelling words, but it seems like fun because it has to do with the holiday we are celebrating. I usually try to make it a fun contest, something hidden in the words, etc. so that it doesn’t make the holiday feel like a school day, ykwim?!LOL Right now, we are celebrating Halloween and while we have been on break for the past 2 weeks from school.... Monday morning we will be using a whole list of fun Halloween words for the last week of October! I have a jar of small candies that I will use as rewards for who can complete it correctly, the fastest, use the most words in a sentence, etc.
What creative ways do you incorporate school into fun!