Waiting for Christmas is hard, especially if you are four or five years old! Our Pre-Kindergarten children at Mater Christi are waiting in style. We have many items in our classroom that remind us that Christmas is a celebration of Jesus’ birth. Each child helps get our prayer space ready every morning so that we can chant, sing, and pray together about the great event of Jesus’ birth. We put an advent wreath complete with four safe candles on a purple and green prayer cloth. We add beautiful nativity set figures and the gold, frankincense, and myrhh that the wisemen brought to Jesus. Then we drum! We drum the song The Little Drummer Boy. Each child has a box drum that he/she has decorated. And we drum, drum, drum!
We discovered a very important thing through The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats. The pictures in this book were a fabulous window into the world of the little boy with the drum who followed the wisemen to Jesus.
On Friday, December 4th everyone in Pre-Kindergarten led the whole school in an Advent Prayer Service. We chanted our Advent chant. We lit a big Advent wreath. We held up our words ADVENT and WAITING. We sang and we drummed. We drummed, drummed, drummed. It was our gift to the all the other children in the school.
Mrs. Patty LaMothe
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