The school’s December Virtue of the Month is “Generosity” and students listened to a Giving Tree talk last week.
This year, we read “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister and we talked about the importance of being kind and generous. After the story, each child received one shiny “scale” (aka Hershey chocolate kiss) to share with the person seated next to them.
To practice the virtue of generosity, we are donating food to the Dublin Food Pantry and are collecting canned and boxed food items for the next three weeks.
Students place their donations under their “Giving Tree” which they created in the hallway. After they bring in an item, he or she gets to place a paper ornament on the tree to symbolize his or her act of kindness and generosity.
Students also listened last week to an easy-to-read window book entitled “The First Christmas” as we observed Advent. The season of Advent starts with the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. It is a time when Christians all over the world wait in joyful hope and prayerful expectation for the coming of Christ.
We used the characters of the Little People Children’s Christmas Story Nativity Set to narrate the story as the children listened to the exciting events leading up to the first Christmas.