Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.




Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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I am thinking...
about how awesome the 2018 Homeschool Mom's Conference was last week. I heard so many wonderful speakers and I learned a lot about how I want to do presentations myself next year. I even made a couple of sales!

I am thankful...

that I had the opportunity to participate. I'm also glad I had the opportunity to hear so many wonderful speakers.

Here's a new one for me - Heather Lane at Townsend House.



I am pondering...
my next move as a blogger. I might be working for an online company soon - oh and I have a book proposal!! All good things.


One of my Favorite Things...


A random parish photo that I got caught in! Kinda neat!   From Father V's blog. 

I am hearing...
Rosie getting ready for running practice that starts in 30 minutes. 

In the kitchen...
Apparently, pot roast because Mr. Pete brought two of them home last night!



I am wearing...
Long shorts, a T-shirt and my knee brace - going to try to get 1 1/2 mile walk in today. My knee did pretty well yesterday and I even managed a hill. 


I am going...
I am reading...



I'm actually listening to it on Audible while I'm walking in the morning.


From the Learning Rooms...



Maryrose: 
We started this yesterday:


10 Week Shakespear course that I bought during the Build-Your-Bundle Sale!  She will be spending 5 hours a week doing:

  • Read Shakespeare's plays and poems.
  • Read explanations of Shakespeare's plays or easier versions in addition to the real thing.
  • Listen to Shakespeare's plays on audiobook.
  • Watch movies of Shakespeare's plays. 
  • Teach or narrate what is learned to a parent, sibling, or friend.
  • Write a 5-paragraph essay, compare/contrast essay, literary analysis, or descriptive essay every week based on the lessons studied.
  • Write a research paper based on a topic studied in the course.
  • Give a speech, using one of the essays or the research paper as a basis. Include a multi-media presentation if desired. Emaze is a nice online presentation software for this activity.
  • Go see a live Shakespeare play.
  • Memorize more scenes and monologues than are included in the course.
  • Perform what you have memorized for an audience.
  • Finish reading and doing all the activities from How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare.
  • Read, watch, or do other suggestions listed in the Appendix section of this course.
Keep track of how much time is spent on each activity (reading, watching, writing, etc.) with the Log Sheet.

I am not an affiliate for them - I just thought this would be a good idea for Rosie's education and it will be her first high school credit! Plus, I thought it would be a good summertime activity! So this week, she is starting with MidSummer Night's Dream!



ME!!
I will be listening to lectures from the 2018 Homeschool Mom's Conference - with a particular interest in the Work From Home Track. 





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John "Not Much View, via Flickr, licensed cc


A quote to share...


Also from John at Flickr! 






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