Saturday, September 14, 2013

Seasonal Themes

Those of you that know me, know that I love to make lists - for everything.  Homeschool planning is certainly no exception.

Today I am working on our plan for the upcoming week and the beginning of our seasonal lesson themes.  I adore doing seasonal themed activities with the girls, especially when it comes to Autumn.  There are so many creative ways to keep us in touch with nature and the current season.

I've already created a general list of the themes we will be using this year.  Often the themes will be repeated year to year though the activities themselves will likely change as the girls get older.

Some of the themes we will be touching on this Autumn include:
  • Autumn Equinox
  • Michaelmas
  • Apples
  • Native Americans
  • Pumpkins
  • Autumn Animals
  • Halloween
  • Leaves
  • Harvest
  • Thanksgiving

Many of these same themes were present last year and a few are new.  This week we're starting with a general leap in to Autumn with the upcoming Equinox ahead of us.  Certainly not everything we do will fit neatly into one of the above themes but it does give us a good jumping off point and helps to provide a bit of seasonal rhythm to our weeks.  Not to mention a great base for some really fun crafts and activities.  This is always the season I look forward to most. 

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