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Monday, December 10, 2012

December is here!

So I was thinking... December is my favorite month.
1. It's my birthday month.
2. I LOVE Christmas.
3. and most important, we get to remember the reason for the season and celebrate our great gift of Jesus Christ and what he did for us. What a great time to remember the freedom He gave us and to celebrate in his holiness.

December always brings for fun times in the classroom and life.
I love making Christmas gifts and have since I was little. This year I have been embarking on a new adventure, opening up my Etsy shop. I've been making Christmas plaques and crosses! 

Freddy, our elf on the shelf, arrived December 3rd and boy have the firsties had fun seeing where he is each morning and trying to make good choices so Freddy will report back to Santa. 
He greeted us on my marker board, bring new pencils for all.
He poured out all of my magnet money and was rolling around in it one morning. 
The next morning, he made it to the top of the behavior chart and had an Oscar worthy performance so the next day he got to bring his good friend Frosty to read with. 

My Sunday school class had a fun get together the other night and we walked around historic Opelika for their Christmas display. Each house has mannequins dressed in Victorian attire. It was interesting for sure. A friend and I decided to take a picture with Santa at one house. Forgive the photo, didn't realize how much the light would affect it ha! 

Today we started the week with my birthday and our holiday musical so we'll see if we can calm ourselves down from our sugar high for the rest of the week! 
I'm so excited about next week though, POLAR EXPRESS time!!! I'm loving Sarah's packet!

Hope your holidays have started off merry!