This page contains an archive of all the past homeschool classes that I’ve taught here in the Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low area of Arizona.

I’m providing this list for reference, especially payment/reimbursement purposes.

See my list of active classes here. 

Classes are ordered starting from most recent.

Email me at michelle.lyn.watson@gmail.com with questions.

 

Sarah MacKenzie’s Christmas School 2023 (3-week holiday drop-in class)

 

Christmas School is a curriculum designed by Sarah MacKenzie at Read-Aloud Revival. Every week, we’ll read a different Christmas book and have a blast doing related activities that involve food, music, nature study, history, science, and crafts.

Please note: This is a Christian program and contains nondenominational religious content. We will read Bible passages, sing religious Christmas carols, and talk about Jesus Christ.

Drop-in-style class: Call or text me at 480-276-2697 to let me know who from your family will be attending and which days. Please let me know one day prior to the class you want to attend so I can have enough materials and snacks for everyone. I will respond with my home address and other details.

    • Ages 4-12
    • You may attend ANY class session. Please call or text me if you’re coming so that I can have enough materials and snacks for everyone.
    • Class meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays: Nov. 28, Nov. 30, Dec. 5, Dec. 7, Dec. 12, Dec. 14
    • $5 per kid per class (ESA Vendor Pay, Venmo, PayPal, or cash)
    • I will serve a kid-friendly snack during each class session (ex: Goldfish crackers and apple juice).

Keep scrolling for the daily schedule!

Week 1

Nov. 28: Read Strega Nona’s Gift. Read Luke 2:1-6, and sing “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Make St. Nicholas felt ornaments. Learn more about Nicholas of Myra and how other countries celebrate St. Nicholas Day.

Nov. 30: Read Strega Nona’s Gift. Read Luke 2:1-6, and sing “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Nature study: Winter Working Animals.

Week 2

Dec. 5: Read Merry Christmas, Strega Nona. Read Luke 2:7-14, and sing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Make a stained glass nativity. Learn about the tradition of keeping candles in the window.

Dec. 7: Read Merry Christmas, Strega Nona. Read Luke 2:7-14, and sing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Make Christmas pomanders (oranges with cloves). Learn about Christmas spices and discuss the five senses.

Week 3

 

Dec. 13: Read The Legend of Old Befana. Read Luke 2:15-20, and sing “We Three Kings.” Make popsicle stick Christmas star ornaments. Learn about traditional brooms and how they’re made.

Dec. 14: Read The Legend of Old Befana. Read Luke 2:15-20, and sing “We Three Kings.” Science study: Planets in the Winter Sky.

Want to join us? Simply call or text me at 480-276-2697 to let me know who from your family is coming and which days.