The 3 Kings visited Silas's class and Santa visted Maeve's after a morning open-house breakfast that the parents were invited too. Whoowee - we got to go in the school!
Friday, December 12, 2014
Some interesting happenings from school in the last couple of weeks before Christmas break.
- Maeve learned her first thing all fall in English class this week. They made Christmas cards. She made one for her Dad, and learned that you write merry with 2 R's.
- Silas has learned a lot of Christmas carols. The other night he sang "Mira como beben los peces en el rio", a traditional Christmas Carol, for about 30 minutes in the bath.
- Silas came home yesterday with a cut-out, colored (his work), paper nativity scene. The Belen, or nativity scene, is a big Christmas icon here. Today we're looking for a shoe box to use as the stable. I said it was for the wise men, and he corrected me, that it was the baby Jesus and Mary. He doesn't quite have Joseph's name down in Spanish.
- 2 weeks ago, Silas came home with 2 copies of the toy magazine from El Corte Ingles (the biggest department store here), that they gave out at school. He got a copy for Maeve. This is a la the Sears Wishbook from back in my day, handed out at school. We got at least 2 good afternoons of hours of searching through the book and narrowing down choices for Santa and the 3 Kings - they both come here!
- Last week, Silas came home from school with one copy of the toy magazine from another store.
- Maeve has decided that the reason the 3 Kings don't come to the United States is that they come on camels and can't cross the Atlantic Ocean.
- On the last day of school before break, the pre-schoolers can come to school in costume. Silas is asking around in his class if he can borrow one. We got him a 3 kings hat and we'll see if we can rig him up a gown. I think that either Santa or one of the 3 Kings also comes to school that day.