My last post left off with the Junior and Senior high school students' trees at night and then caroling. The next morning (Wednesday) was when the classes gave their presentations and had their trees judged in the day light. Judging is based on several things, including: how well the trees tell the story, the students' presentations, and use of recycled materials. The C.M.S. students and teachers had Wednesday afternoon off, but the trees were still all decorated, so I used them for the Bible portion of both of my C.E. classes and took my students out to see the them. We stopped and talked about some of the trees that told stories we had learned in class. While we were out admiring the trees, several other classes passed us. It was beautiful day for a little outdoor excursion. :)
|This Jonah tree was cool because if you walked around to the other side of the whale, you could see Jonah praying inside. :)|
|One of my C.E. 5 students said that this was his favorite tree we saw all day.|
Because of our four day weekend next week, for New Year, we had to work this Saturday. Instead of holding regular class at C.E.L.A. and the kindergarten though, we decided to have all our Christmas activities today. So it's been another day of Christmas!
This morning we held the kindergarten Christmas. It started with a skit by the teachers and then the singing of "Go Tell It on the Mountain." The kids have been practicing for weeks, and you could tell. They did an amazing job! Then the various classes cycled through different stations: story, songs, and games. The kindergarten festivities culminated in cookie decorating in the different classes' classrooms.
|Singing during song time.|
Then this afternoon were the two C.E.L.A. Christmas celebrations. I had the activity center for E5 and E6. We watched winter themed cartoons with Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Chip and Dale while doing Christmas themed word searches. With other teachers, the kids also were able to decorate and assemble cookie houses and hear the Christmas story.
It's been a crazy, good but crazy, week! And now, I'm ready for my short work week this coming week and a four day weekend. :)