Monday, December 21, 2009

The Creche

What can I give him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him —
Give my heart.

Another tradition for the school is to make a pilgrimage out to the Young's (where we do outdoor classroom) for our own living nativity. We began by reading the story of St. Francis and singing carols.

We walked by candlelight to the lake.

Gavin read the Nativity story, and our shepherds and angels acted out their parts.

Even a fall in the lake could not dampen the joy...


We honor the Advent season as the ending of one year and the beginning of another. Each afternoon during the season, we celebrate "Advent Hour" by reading stories and making crafts. The favorite craft this year was felting (although the gum drop trees ran a close second).

On the last day of school, Mrs. Walker's class celebrated the approach of Christmas at her house.