Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )

Homeschooling through the Winter

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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 !

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂

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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.

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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 🙂

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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 🙂

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what does your winter homeschooling look like ?

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~Lisa

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Author: sweetbellavita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )

6 thoughts on “Homeschooling through the Winter

  1. Getting outdoors in the crisp air is always an invigorating experience for us. When we get back inside we are ready to hunker down and do some learning!

  2. sounds much like our winter as well. 🙂

  3. I plan on trying out cross-country skiing with my kids in a few years….looks like SO much fun!

    • so far my oldest seems to be the only who likes it … I think it takes a lot of stamina and strength which my younger ones don’t have yet .. but perhaps next year I will have 2 who like it 🙂

  4. I sympathize with your winer angst! I grew up in Norther Ontario and can remember the mercury hitting -40 C regularly. When my kids are up there visiting, they don’t mind the cold, but I let them go out and play with Grandma and Grandad while I enjoy my hot tea!
    We try to keep active in the winter with outside activities: co-op, Kids Club, and occasionally skating and swimming. I must admit that one of my fav perks of homeschooling is not bundling my crew up every morning and afternoon for a walk to school/bus stop or even a car ride to school!

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