Line Time: This week we learned about Christmas around the world and how different countries celebrate Christmas. In Italy many children believe in Befana which is a kind old witch that leaves candy at children’s houses. In England Christmas crackers (not a food) are used. They are small tubes covered with colorful paper and when pulled a crack noise is made and a small toy and a joke falls out. The Germans call the Christmas tree the Tannenbaum. In France they say Joyeux Noel which means Happy Christmas. In Sweden have St. Lucia Day on December 13th. St Lucia was a young Christian girl who lived circa 304. The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to Christians in Rome, who lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city. She would wear candles on her head so she had both her hands free to carry things. Lucy means ‘light’ so this is a very appropriate name.
Cultural Subjects: Your children can now count to ten in 15 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Greek, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, and Hebrew).
Guest Reader: Pastor Kirk read a story about a Christmas Tree that was not perfectly formed.
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Next Week: Line Time- The 5 Senses
Letter Of The Week- O o
Rhyming Word Of The Week- bug
Next Language will be- Korean
Snack will be brought to you by Josie
**************** Winter Break: December 22, Saturday through January 6, Sunday ****************