This week…our hearts and minds have been on Advent, in preparing for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The children have been decorating our classroom christmas tree, and, for the past three Mondays we have prepared and prayed over our Advent wreath. The students also learned about the Jesse Tree. In connection with learning about the Jesse Tree, the students had an assignment to learn about their own family trees. They had to prepare a presentation about one of their ancestors. Some of the students bought in family artifacts to share. Parents, thank you so much for making this a family affair. Children shared interesting stories of family members that were professional wrestlers, veterans, great cooks, and about the time they spent with love ones, and letters of committed family love between their grandparents. It was truly my pleasure to bear witness to their family stories!
What a great way to prepare our hearts for Christmas, as we think about our ancestors, Jesus’ ancestors, and the holy family: Joseph, Mary, and Jesus.
I hope that each of you will have a blessed, happy, and safe Christmas and New Year.