Sunday, December 9, 2012

Setting up Christmas

We have been very busy in the classroom to prepare for the Christmas holidays!
The children have been active learning lyrics to perform at our Christmas party next week. They are learning actions, and doing an outstanding job.

The kids used sparkly play dough to roll and make snowmen, or use to cut and mould.
Mixing white glue and shaving cream we made “puffy paint.” We used it to create snowmen for us to decorate.

We put up a Christmas tree in our class for the children to decorate. They have done an excellent job being careful with our class tree taking off and putting on the garland, and using the ordainment's.
I love giving children the opportunity to be creative with our class tree. I hope all of the decorating has put us in the Christmas spirit! We also decorated Dora's house, the house center, and have been wearing fun Santa and reindeer costumes.

It has defiantly been a busy week, and we can not wait for the exciting events December has left for us.

Christian Note:

With the Christmas spirit, comes a very exciting celebration of Jesus’ birth.
On Monday we lit our first advent candle and learn a new song:

Light the Advent candle one
Now the waiting has begun
We have started on our way
Time to think of Christmas day.
Candle, candle burning bright
Shining in the cold winter night
Candle, candle burning bright
Fill our hearts with Christmas light.

Each week we will light the next candle, and learn a new verse to our candle song.
We also made our own wreaths that the children can put their own candles on each week.

Our first devotion about the birth of Jesus, was the travel Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem, and how tough it was for them to find a place to stay.
We had a tough time finding the perfect nativity set for the children to enjoy in the class. While we waited to find the right set for the school I made the children a felt set.
Thankfully, Jenny and her husband found us the most amazing Little People’s set, that the children will play with this week.

Ms Asha

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