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December 12, 2009

Happy Holidays ~ St Aiden’s Homeschool, where YOU can make a difference

Filed under: Uncategorized — Donnette E Davis @ 7:13 am

Hello once again

I am grateful to have had this opportunity of interacting with so many of my loyal St Aiden’s Homeschool SUbscribers and thank you most sincerely for your support throughout this year. TO my wonderful new friends, colleagues and acquaintances, I am grateful that this year has brought you into my life.

A very short update this time, with a focus on the Holiday Season and Christmas.

While chatting to a mum of 7 little people recently it brought home to me that while we, as parents, worry and fuss about stretching the family budget to make this time special for our families, there are those who simply just cannot do it… regardless of how they try – circumstances for one reason or another do not permit… So I thought about what I could do, if anything, from way over the other side of the world to put a smile on a little face on that special of special mornings…. Not much alone I’m afraid, BUT with some help you and I can do it together.

For many of those who will for one reason or another not be celebrating Christmas, Holidays, gift exchanging, our thoughts are with you all. If we can all in some small way make a difference – make a child smile, an elderly person clap hands with delight, share some of the love we all have contained within us – to a group of children who otherwise would not experience the love that every child deserves and is entitled to, I would hope and ask that we find it within ourselves to be THE ONE person who can and DOES make a difference.

Inspirational Christmas Poem By Oren Arnold

Christmas gift suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect.

Our Thousands of free Christmas activities can be found at this link. Please take your time and browse around. While there may not always be something you would require for yourself or your family, there may be the little person down the street that would be thankful to receive a book, a puzzle, a song, as a Christmas Gift. Please help yourself to whatever is available on these pages. There are some extraordinary downloads available, and with a little imagination (and a printer) YOU can make a child’s (or adult for that matter) Christmas special. Make up a package with some activity boxes, jigsaw puzzles, printable cards – the possibilities are endless…

Some of our Links you may be interested in are:

Christmas Activity Books

Christmas Stories

Christmas Music

Christmas Puzzles & Activities

Christmas eBooks (for the whole family)

Christmas Crafts

Our free Educational Christmas Activity Books include:

  • Santa Activity Book
  • Snowman Activity Book
  • Christmas Phonics
  • Christmas Counting
  • Bible Verses Copywork
  • Christmas Games & Activities
  • Mega Christmas Activity Book
  • Christmas Alphabet Song Activity & Copywork Book
  • Christmas Picture Dictionary Alphabet Activity Book
  • Christmas Animal Picture Dictionary Activity Book
  • 12 Days of Christmas Copywork & Activity Book

OF course there are many more Free Activities, eBooks and downloads covering a wide range of topics.

ACTIVITIES

Our Activity Pages are for the most part curriculum-based (And also based on our Educator’s Calendar), and include links to all major holidays, themes, unit studies, important dates in history, printables and downloads, Biographies of Historical Figures, fun-themed international “days”, celebrations, events. Within each of the listed ACTIVITY Titles, you will find links to download ebooks, printables, worksheets, unit studies, software, interactive and downloadable crossword puzzles, interactive and downloadable jigsaw puzzles, and parent and teacher resources, teaching plans, ideas, lesson plans, crafts and more. These inter alia printable documents are suitable for international purposes and are not geography specific. I know that you will find something within this section to cater for your very young learners, right through to much older learners.

To the wonderful people I have met through forums such as Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media Networking sites, I hope to continue a long and rewarding association with you and thank you for taking the time to get to know me!

Wishing you and yours a safe and blessed Holiday Season and trust that 2010 will be a most rewarding and fulfilling year for all.

I look forward to hearing your comments, feedback and suggestions.
Donnette E Davis

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