The SNOW has a arrived. It snowed and then it snowed and then it dumped and then it dumped some more and then it snowed and that was the cycle of the day.
It was December 1st and so our Elf arrived. We read The Elf On The Shelf and he started his journey up on the tree right next to Jack.
We had a special delivery. Cason delivered 25 gifts that we will use to count down the days until Christmas. Each day one student gets a gift and can choose to take it home and wait until Christmas to open it or open it here. If the student chooses to open it here they have to leave it and it could be chosen by another student. It will be a fun little gift exchange.
There is no better way to celebrate Kwanzaa than to have Cason read and share a little about one of his favorite holidays, Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa begins on December 26th, but we have to fit a lot in to cover everything this December.
We read My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz. He taught the students about the lighting of the candles, the unity cup, corn, and so much more.
- Umoja (Unity) “Habari gani?” That means “What’s the news?”
- Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
- Ujima (Working Together)
- Ujamaa (Helping Our Neighborhood Grow)
- Nia (Purpose)
- Kuumba (Creativity)
- Imani (Faith)
We have several books at the Library to help you and your family learn about Kwanzaa. We encourage you to celebrate Kwanzaa and embrace the 7 principles.
Miss Sherry and Cason recently visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Miss Sherry was delighted to learn so much about African American History and Culture. They had a wonderful blog post to help you understand Kwanzaa packed full of activities, songs, and recipes. NMAAHC Kwanzaa
The pictures above are from Cason and Miss Sherry’s trip to NAAMHC. Miss Sherry and Cason post photos from their travels on a website. Pink Suitcase Adventures
We ate yams and corn. All cooked on our fire. Special thanks to Cascade Hardware for donating this incredible fire pit to the Library.
The shots below are from our walk. The kids did great walking in a line and pushing our way through the snow.