Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Week 6: St. Nicholas

Theme: St. Nicholas

Vocabulary word: Beard
Shape/Color: Sphere/ Crimson
Letter:: F
Field Trip: Visiting Santa

This past week we learned all about St. Nicholas and have really enjoyed all the free resources off of the St. Nicholas Center.

We found the list of St Nicholas stories on the kids pages rather informative.

Some good reasons to learn about St Nicholas include (from St. Nicholas. org):

  • To learn about the true Santa Claus and Father Christmas: St. Nicholas, a man of faith who lived his life in devotion to Christ
  • To focus on giving more than receiving: St. Nicholas cared for the needy
  • To emphasize small treats and family fun: St. Nicholas loved children
  • To provide a bit of special festivity early in the waiting weeks of Advent: St. Nicholas points to Jesus, the heart of Christmas
  • To offer a spiritual dimension to gift giving
  • To tell the story of a Christian saint, whose model life inspires compassion and charity
  • To honor St. Nicholas honors the Christ Child who selflessly gave the greatest gift of all—himself
Highlights of this week include: Visiting Santa, finding oranges in our shoes, making miters, sharing golden coins with friends, giving to the poor, and reading about St. Nicholas and other Santa traditions around the world.

A was really excited about visiting Santa, he sat on his lap but decided he didn't want to be that close and chose to admire him from a distance.

The mitre, also spelled miter, is a type of headwear now known as the traditional, ceremonial head-dress of bishops and certain abbots in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as in the Anglican Communion, some Lutheran churches, and also bishops and certain other clergy in the Eastern Orthodox churches, Eastern Catholic Churches and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. - wikipedia

"Dot-ted My der"

Beautiful, job A!
Sorry about the bad photo quality, shot from my cell, Dada's slippers are filled with oranges.

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