The week between Christmas and New Years is a tricky one here. My littles do not do well with a week + off. The structure and consistency are what we need to keep things moving in a positive direction. Since we've reached over 100 days of homeschool already this year, this mama really needed a break from our traditional school routine. We ended up doing a week of watercolor class, adding some entries into our nature journal. It was just what I needed to change things up and just what they needed in keeping a schedule. I even painted too!