A Countdown to Christmas
A few years ago I bought little Christmas trees for the kids at Hobby Lobby. Each year they've looked forward to putting them up in our school room and decorating them a few weeks before Christmas.
This morning we enjoyed a break from learning and decked out our classroom with snowflakes and trees and our little manger scene.
Another tradition we have in our classroom is the book Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada. I try to start our days with it, though some days are better than others. It includes a story about the history of 12 of the best-known Christian Christmas carols - who wrote them, when they were written, and what they're about. There is a music CD included, so after we read about them we listen and sing along. It's such a great resource!