These are some of our wonders and comments relating to Advent. The students have really been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas, while showing a genuine interest in understanding the Nativity Story.
As the cold weather has arrived, along comes snow. The students have definitely been enjoying the 'fluffy white stuff.' Have a look and you'll discover angels right here on earth.
Tis' the Season of giving. I would like to thank the St. Mary community for coming together and making our annual Christmas Shopping Day a HUGE success! To see all the smiles on students' faces was priceless. I guess we all made it onto Santa's 'Good List' again this year!
As we eagerly await the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus' birthday, we are reminded to help one another. I would like to thank all families who have supported our Advent project of brining in socks to support members of our local community. The students have been partaking in many acts of kindness. They are learning how important it is to create a collaborative learning environment, based on respect, caring and acceptance of one another's differences.
The students continue to enjoy our art activities. This is reflected in the wonderful work they produce. In this activity, they were exploring pastels and chalk along with incorporating their knowledge of day & night, while producing shadows in their illustrations. I love displaying their work, as they become so excited that everyone in the school can see it. Great job GRADE 1s!
Our class elf has been named Graeme. He will be watching over us, reminding us to be kind to one another as Christmas nears. Each night, he will use his magic to fly to the North Pole and let Santa know how we did. He left us his "magic spray" in case anyone should touch him, which will cause him to lose his magic. Ask your child where Graeme was watching them each day.