I am not going to fluff it or lie … I hate winter!
It has really never been my season. Even as a kid… I dreaded the cold. Yes the snow is fun and pretty; but I have always been and always will be a sun and sand kind of girl.
Now that I have got that off my chest … What does our homeschooling in the winter look like? good question !
For those nice winter days where there is snow and it is not too cold; we build snow forts, snow men, go sledding, and this year are trying cross country skiing.
For the other days; when the temperature hits -30 celsius (and no sadly I am NOT kidding!!!!) We hibernate … and build forts indoors… paint… read… play legos …and get most of our practical written homeschooling work done during this time.
As much as I would be all for complete hibernation … my kids still do their regular activities/workshops and classes … from swim (yes even in the winter time) gym, aikido, music, drama… and other fun stuff! And we are totally excited to be participating in a brand new co-op this year 🙂
And as much as I hate winter … I try my best not to impose my likes/dislikes on my kids. So 2/3 of my kids love playing outside and spend a good amount of time on nice winter days out paying.
I have to say that I homeschool for so many reasons and many perks… but one of my favourite winter time perks of homeschooling is; not getting up and waking my kids up to get them to the bus stop before the sun is even up and it is freezing outside. I love that I wake up and I find them doing all sorts of stuff; from art projects, to reading or writing, to playing with legos, or building a cool fort to hide in.
So this is what our winter homeschooling looks like 🙂
So far this year has been much warmer then last years’ crazy polar vortex … hopefully it will stay milder and we can keep skiing, sledding and building snowmen 🙂
what does your winter homeschooling look like ?