As Christmas nears, I find myself preparing, collecting, de-cluttering and so looking forward to THE day. Caiden announced this morning, as he marked off his Advent calendar, that there are 12 days to go. I felt a little sad at the thought of only 12 days and then Christmas would be here, (I do very much want it to be here but…) I still have plenty to do though, gifts to make and we are still creating new ornaments to fill our home. I just hope I don’t run out of time, I really do enjoy making homemade presents and I am almost done.
We are now officially on holiday and won’t look at our homeschooling curriculum again until January, which isn’t too far away. Jen will be going into grade 9 next year, how time flies. We will be starting a new curriculum for Jen because our Waldorf homeschooling curriculum ends at grade 8. Jen would possibly like to pursue a career in medicine and I think we have decided on the Cambridge route, there will be exams in a few years time and eventually a final matric exam that she needs to prepare for. The new curriculum is called Love 2 Learn and is very similar to Waldorf and Charlotte Mason in its approach, so this makes me happy. We also have to learn a second language here in South Africa if you are writing a matric exam and we have chosen Afrikaans.
Our days are still busy though, driving to calligraphy lessons, art and visiting friends…. Today we made pancakes and I found a lovely tutorial on how to make these balloon yarn balls, I can’t wait for the glue to dry! I am going to hang these ornaments on our tree and around our home. They would even look amazing in a bowl, I will post photos when they are dry and the balloons have been removed.
Hope you are enjoying your preparations for Christmas and the new year…