It is officially boxing day and we are done our 24 books of Christmas (with the exception of 1 book we ran out of time for that we are doing today), but I did not have time to blog about all our books and activities. Over the next couple of days I will be blogging about the rest of our books and a few other things from the last couple of months.
Friday nights are movie nights at our house so on December 16th we decided to make it Grinch Night.
I first read Kaitlyn our copy of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This is the first year she hasn’t been scared of the Grinch (Eileen still is). My kindergartens for the month of December each brought in thier own holdiay traditions to share with class. We had an awesome variety from: advent calendars, Christmas crackers, heirloom stockings, decorating Christmas cookies, and upside down Christmas trees. One boy brought in a picture of his and his Grandparents houses decorated for Christmas – which would put the Grizwald’s to shame! On the same day that I read “The Grinch” to my own children, a boy in my class brought in his copy of the Grinch DVD to share with the class, along with colouring pages for everyone. His tradition is to watch the movie with his Dad at Christmas. My class decided to invite the other Kindergarten class over to join them in watching the film, so Kaitlyn got to watch the movie at school. This ended up being a very good thing because after we read the book at home I could not find the movie! I have since found it and she has watched it a few times this season.