It’s the day after Christmas, and I’m not only totally snowed in, but also totally sick. The husband and I both came down with strep throat a few weeks ago, and we just haven’t been able to kick all the germs. I’m thankful for the time to lay on the couch, but anxious when I think about the Christmas mess that needs cleaning and all those to-do items I save for school breaks.
Anyway, let’s back up to Christmas. I ADORE this time of year. I am one of those people who gets simply giddy over Christmas. I’m like a child. I love everything about it – the get-togethers with family and friends, the decorations, the music, the sweets (hehe), the gift-giving (and yes, okay, the gift-getting). And most of all, I love the holiday spirit that surrounds us.
My school is very traditional in that we celebrate Christmas completely, from Santa and gifts to the Christmas story. I teach about other holidays around the world, but our focus is on Christmas, and I love that. (Disclaimer - I do not have any students who celebrate other holidays in my class. If I did, our focus would change a bit.) So, here are some pictures of my December, at school and at home. Merry Christmas all!
|Our little classroom Christmas tree! The kids are each allowed to bring an ornament from home to add to the tree. They were in awe of it all month long!|
|The kids' elves turned out SO cute!|
|Another hallway display. I just love this template for a letter to Santa! (Found this on Pinterest, taken from the lovely blog Home by Heidi.)|
|Our Holiday party. We had SO many parents attend! It turned out super!|
|1st graders performing at Breakfast with Santa!|
|My niece Aliyah and I! She came to Breakfast with Santa at school. Isn't she just precious?!|
|Some of our 1st and 2nd graders, getting ready to perform their Holiday Concert! Their fancy little clothes were the BEST. :)|
|The hubby and I on Christmas Eve. We have a tradition of buying each other a new set of PJs, the dorkiest ones we can find! I'm modeling Eeyore, and him Super Mario.|
|Christmas morning at the Livengoods'!|
|Christmas card pic! Zoey did so well! Thanks to my bff Karen for being the photographer. :) Happy Holidays!|