A three year old boy told his mom, “My teacher is amazing. She can do magic tricks.”
The mom asked, “What do you mean?”
The boy replied, “She took a rectangle graham cracker and turned it into a square. Then, she turned it back into a rectangle again.”
See picture below to discover the “magic trick.”
Wonder…preschoolers come by it naturally. They are easily amazed by the things they see and experience.They believe what we tell them. They ask lots of questions and at the same time they take us at our word.
As we grow up we tend to leave our sense of wonder behind. It gets replaced with responsibilities and routines. Our children are thrilled by the Christmas season while we stress out about the tasks that have to be completed before December 25 rolls around.
Our class Christmas nativities and parties next week are a WONDERFUL way for adults to recapture a childlike sensibility. With a simple retelling of the story of Jesus’ birth and a rousing version of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” our children show us how to be captivated by a baby in a manger.
“The angel said to the shepherds, ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.’” Luke 2:10-12
Here are a few things to keep in mind. The “program” is short so you really want to arrive on time or you will miss it. If you’re comparing notes with friends in other classes, be aware that some programs start at different times. You can find the specifics for your class here: Christmas Parties
In mid-January, we will begin the process of re-enrollment for current families who want to secure placement for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have younger children, have you placed them on our waiting list yet? Even if they are not old enough to start next year, getting them on the waiting list helps us plan ahead. We eliminated the cost associated with being on the waiting list this summer, so now all you need to do is to complete this online form: Wait list Form
Finally, we would love to have your family worship with us on Christmas Eve at First Presbyterian Church. There are some child-friendly worship options and an opportunity to have your family pictures taken while you’re on campus. All the details can be found here: Christmas Eve
May wonder and joy fill your Christmas as you celebrate Jesus' birth,