We had a craft filled class this past Sunday. To start, we made Mary and Joseph stick puppets. The puppets can be used to talk about Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem where baby Jesus was born. The children were also given a St. Nicholas coloring page since St. Nicholas' feast day was this past Monday, December 6th.
We covered chapter 13, Advent, in our text book. We talked about how Advent is a season of waiting and preparing our hearts for Jesus' coming. We discussed ways that we can share and show others that we care.
During circle time we read the final installment of the story of St. Therese from the Catholic Children's Treasure Box series. We also read a short booklet about how Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem to be counted in the census. We discussed that baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
Advent wreath craft. The children glued green tissue paper around the wreath to make leaves. The children worked very hard to make their wreaths look just right. I think they all came out looking beautiful. To light the candles on this wreath simply pull the yellow tissue paper flame above the top of the tube.
This week's homework is to complete the Project Disciple activity on page 124 and to pray the Hail Mary every day. Pretty soon we will start learning the Our Father.
Our next class is Sunday, December 12th. See you then!