I visited a 2 Day class for circle time a few days ago. The teacher had just put up the Christmas tree. Only lights, no ornaments yet. A nativity set was on a table nearby and Christmas-themed puzzles were on another. Green play dough at the play dough table indicated that is was December — and that we are supported by the best play dough making parents on the planet!
As the teacher began talking about Christmas and asked the children who’s birthday we celebrate at Christmas. One girl piped up, “My birthday!” Bless her.
“Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus’ birthday,” the teacher replied and then read a book about a star, a stable, a cow, a donkey, and a very special baby. You could have heard a pin drop. The children were enchanted.
Charles Dickens wrote, “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
I have to agree. Children and Christmas are a natural fit. At school this month we will be making lots of ornaments, singing Christmas songs, ringing jingle bells, and pretending to be Mary or a wiseman. You will get a taste of the preschool Christmas spirit at your child’s class Christmas party. Heads up - plan to arrive early. The program is short and sweet and if you blink or get stuck in traffic you might miss it.
In case you are wondering what I want for Christmas (wink, wink) it’s really quite simple. I want you to tell your friends about Weekday School. The hand of God and word of mouth recommendations are what keeps our 65 year old preschool humming along. We’d love to invite your friends who might be interested in Weekday School to our January Open House. Click here to make a referral.
I pray that you and your family will feel the deep love of God displayed in the birth of the Christ Child this Christmas. And that you get a few “silent nights” once all the presents are opened and the festivities wind down.