During our 10th week of schooling there was a lot of excitement in class because it is the festive season and because we are working really hard on our concert.
The theme for this week was Christmas. We started off the week with the children brainstorming words which are associated with Christmas.
They came up with many words the most common being, Father Christmas, presents, Christmas Tree, decorations, lights, Jesus is born, chimney, reindeer, elves, singing special songs (Christmas carols).
The children then listened to a sweet story called Mr. Willoby’s Christmas Tree:
Moral of the story – They learnt that Mr. Willoby threw out a piece of his tree but someone else benefited from this (reuse and recycle) because someone else had a tree and so forth.
This also linked our topic to the fact that although we might be generous throughout the year, at this time it is lovely to be even more generous especially with the people who are less fortunate and sick.
That is why we spoke about the reverse advent calendar in class and each one of us is going to donate a little can of unperishable food for those in need. (Please see previous blogs for details).
Mr. Willowby’s story was also associated with our numeracy and literacy lessons.
You can find more information about this under the numeracy and literacy blog respectively.
Christmas tree song –