Well, this week was a seemingly QUICK week! It seems like the week began just YESTERDAY!
During the week, in between packing up all of the autumn décor (now that Thanksgiving is over) and beginning to get the Christmas stuff out, we worked on “household management”, i.e. getting the house under control again, and catching up on laundry, lol!
We’re taking things easy during the holidays, so no “formal” schooling is going on, but the boys did a lot of reading and viewing educational programs.
Today, though, was our church homeschool group’s Christmas party! As we arrived, we were greeted by “Mrs. Peggy”, who had organized everything for us. We began with some Christmas songs, and all of the kids happily sang along while “Mrs. Peggy” led . . .
Then, we had a story called “The Christmas List”, which I’d never heard of, but I really loved it!
Next, each of the children who had prepared something was invited up to perform. “Mr. Loquacious” and “The Puzzler” decided to quote a Bible verse about Jesus’ birth, as you’ll see in this video . . .
“The Artist” played “Angels We Have Heard On High” in this video . . .
and “The Batman played “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” in this video . . .
I’m thinking that we better spend some time practicing before we go back into lessons after the new year, as none of us has practiced in about a year and a half, not since before moving here to New Mexico! 🙂
Next on the agenda, we had visitors, Joseph and Mary, to talk to the kids about their journey to Bethlehem, and the wonderful birth of Jesus . . .
Followed by another story, “The Tale of Three Trees”, which I HAD read before, and still love!
“Mrs. Peggy” had arranged for the kids to decorate sugar cookies. They each got an angel and a “ninjabread man”! 🙂
As you can see below, once they were done decorating their cookies, the PIZZA arrived, so everyone had lunch!
Finally, the kids each got to go find their gifts. Here are my four boys looking for theirs . . .
To wrap everything up, we got all of the kids to sit in a group by the tree for a picture. Don’t they look like they had a fun morning?
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