Christmas Around the World
In kindergarten we have been celebrating Advent by getting our hearts ready for Christmas in many ways. We have been giving encouraging notes to our friends and family, making and giving gifts, and placing straw in our manger when we do anything nice for others. It fills us with joy to see others smile when we do something kind. This has been our focus and because of this our manger will be nice and full for the baby Jesus and our hearts will be filled with love.
As Christmas draws closer we have also been learning how others around the world celebrate Christmas. No two countries celebrate Christmas exactly the same way. But we learned that, as Americans, we share in all of the traditions around the world, because we are a country of people from all over the world. We all celebrate Christmas with a sense of wonder and reverence, with friends and family gathered and that's a Christmas tradition everyone can appreciate.
Purple is for Preparation
In Montessori C, we are working on preparing for the coming of baby Jesus. We have learned that in the church purple is for preparation and we are preparing for Jesus’ birth. We are also learning that Jesus, Joseph, and Mary make up the Holy Family. In our classroom, we have put away baby Jesus until after Christmas break and will bring him out in grand fashion when we return. In the teachings of the Church, we are lighting the advent wreath affirming what the children learn during the masses each week. In all, Montessori C is learning to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord.