Merry Christmas 2014

Being that it’s Christmas Break, I thought, what better topic to blog about today than our Christmas festivities!!  I would like to share what we were up to during the month of December to celebrate the Christmas season, and I’d also like to share a few snapshots of my time at home with my family.

Early in the month, we had our annual Christmas ornament workshop.  Both 4th grade classes combined to make different ornaments and Christmas decorations at different stations.  Half the class worked on these projects while the other half did an additional Greek Mythology activity in the other 4th grade room.  Halfway through our time, the groups switched.  It was great to have moms and grandmas involved with our ornament making!  Thank you to all our amazing volunteers!IMG_1268

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This December, I found a printable calendar online that had a different “Random Act of Kindness” for each day of the month.  One of the days said to “Candy Cane Bomb a Parking Lot”…so we decided to spread some holiday cheer and do just that.  It was a lot of fun to sneak candy canes onto every car in the school and church parking lot one morning.

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The final week of school leading up to break saw MANY fun activities and preparations.  We were busy preparing for Christmas programs…

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…spending time with our Kindergarten Book Buddies…and eating lots of sugar in the process…

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…and finally, enjoying ourselves at our class Christmas party!!

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After a crazy, stressful, jam-packed 3 weeks of December fun, it was nice to come home to my family in Wisconsin.  We had time on Christmas Eve with extended family, and have enjoyed many hours of game-playing, food eating, and family bonding.  We will cap it all off with our annual family board game tournament in a few days on New Year’s Eve, and then it will soon be back to Indiana and back to the daily grind.

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May you all have restful, safe, and merry Christmas breaks, and I pray you all keep in mind the true reason for the season.  Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!!

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