As many of you know, I teach second grade. Each month of the school year, my students memorize a poem and recite it to the class (or to me alone, if they’re too shy). Poetry is a very important part of my life, (my grandmother was a poet), so sharing poems and listening to 7 and 8 year olds reciting them is a joyful part of my job. My students are busy practicing our December poem, and working on art projects that celebrate light during this cold and dark month.
So I want to share with you a little of their art, and our December poem, and wish each and every one of you a very happy and healthy holiday season.
Every year at just this time,
In cold and dark December,
Families around the world,
All gather to remember.
With presents and with parties,
With feasting and with fun.
Customs and traditions,
For people old and young.
So every year around the world,
In all lands and all nations,
People of all ages love,
(by Helen H. Moore)
This post is part of the 2009 Virtual Advent Blog Tour, organized by Kelly and Marg (many thanks, ladies!). Click on the button below to find the Advent schedule and links to each of the participating blogs. Enjoy!