“And suddenly it’s Advent:  a time of waiting.  The scriptures tell us, “Behold your King is coming!”.

And so our classroom is in a flurry waiting for Christmas – Jesus’ birthday.  We hear the from St. Luke that the angel, Gabriel, came to Mary to announce that she would be the mother of His son, Jesus.  With the use of puppets, the story takes on it’s own reality.

Math – we are reviewing our numbers via the stories of FIVE LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREES by William Boniface and TEN CHRISTMAS ANGELS by Mike and Ann Rickets.

Music – Our Christmas program practice is slowly coming into fruition.  We are learning to play various bells used in the orchestra also.

Literature:  CLIFFORD’S FIRST CHRISTMAS AND CLIFFORD’S CHRISTMAS both by Norman Bridwell began our study. This week we will also be reading RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, comparing the different illustrations in the different books.

In the library we are reading THE JOLLY CHRISTMAS POSTMAN by Janet and Allen Ahlberg and Alexandra Day’s CARL’S CHRISTMAS, a book without words and the pictures tell the story.

All our Artwork for this week is entitled “Christmas Secrets”.

In Social Studies we will be learning about St. Nicholas –  via video,”The Boy would be Santa; the book, SAINT NICHOLAS by Julie Stiegmeier; various books about Santa Claus; an illustration study of several books of the NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement Moore; and making a Santa Claus puppet.  Perhaps St. Nicholas will come and leave candy in our shoes while we nap. So much to do; so little time.

Please remember the Santa Breakfast on Saturday, December 7, 2019; and the Pre-K Christmas Program on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Please take time to worship with your children.

May our Lord rest His hand gently upon you as you prepare for His birth!