Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Littles Learning Link Up: December 19, 2017

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

We have taken a break from our My Father's World curriculum to focus on Advent/Christmas this week. The children are still doing their math lessons on CTCMath, and I am working on Language Arts with Harold and Hannah, but our main focus is Christmas this week. We've been writing Christmas cards and making and wrapping presents. We are still learning about the different Christmas traditions in countries around the world. We are also learning the lessons that Melk has for us to learn, plus doing a craft or activity if he has one for us. Plus we are reading lots of Christmas books. Here's a look at the books we've read recently:

I prefer to read books that focus on the true meaning of Christmas, and we have been finding some new favorites this year. 

We are also still reading the first book in The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan. It is called The Red Pyramid. Our other read aloud is the My Father's World recommended Star of Light by Patricia St. John. We are almost finished with this book.

I am also using this week as an opportunity to catch up on things we have fallen behind on, such as our timelines.

Next week will be a complete school-free week, and we will start back up with lessons on January 2nd. 

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

I recently received Bonjour! Let's Learn French. That will be a review that will post on The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's website. Other than that, we have no current reviews.

Here are some things I would like to share with you:

Can you believe Christmas is next week?!?  If you are looking for some ideas to keep your family focused on Jesus this Advent season, I invite you to check out the following posts:

And seeing as winter starts this week, I thought you might like some ideas revolving around s-n-o-w. Yes, I said the s word. We got a good amount the other day, though it is melting a bit already. 

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 7 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

And here is this week's top clicked on post.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

I am sharing over at

Homeschool Coffee Break


  1. We love cumulative stories and "Where Jesus Slept" is one of our favorites! Thank you for featuring our felt gingerbread man this week! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

  2. So many great books and ideas - thanks for sharing these on Homeschool Highlights!


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