Primary 3 has had a wonderfully busy week! Our units of study were Christmas in Germany and Christmas in Sweden. We read about advent and how children in Germany put out their shoes and boots filled with hay and carrots in hopes that St. Nickolas would come. His horses would enjoy what the children left for them, and St. Nickolas would in turn fill the shoes or boots (of the well behaved children) with fruit, nuts, and candy. We dried oranges, in the German tradition, to decorate our classroom tree and enjoyed tasting lebrukuchen.
On Friday we celebrated St. Lucia Day, observed in Sweden each year on December 13. Snack was served in the traditional way of St. Lucia!
Our students enjoyed lots of holiday crafting including advent chains, beaded candy canes, card making, secret presents, and of course the fabulous sock snowmen! We have been very busy practicing our musical selections for our Holiday Program that will be on Friday, December 20, on our amphitheater.