OK, so we skipped a few letters, but it makes sense to talk about the Nativity around Christmas time, doesn't it?
We talked a lot about the Christmas story, the Nativity, Noel, Needles on the Christmas tree...we glued and covered the letter N with pieces of newspaper (fine motor skills, art, letter recognition) and talked about how the angels shared the good News when Jesus was born. We talked about how we hear News today, through the Newspaper, on the internet, on the TV. It isn't nearly as spectacular as angels!
We also did a lot of pretend play! I cannot count the amount of time we spent being shepherds, Sweet Pea being baby Jesus, or all of us being the magi bearing gifts! Cutie Pie even set out his Little People Animals
, all gathered around the basket which he used as a manger. We really need to find a Nativity that is kid-friendly for them to play with!
Next week is Christmas, and I'm trying to figure out when to do some field trips to places where our passes will run out, so we probably won't have a Last week in review. I'm so excited for Christmas! I absolutely love watching my loved ones open their gifts and (hopefully) seeing their joy! I love to show love that way!