Saturday, December 27, 2014

Merry Christmas To All!

Jesus Is Born

We had a blast teaching Jordyn about the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ! She walked around our house talking about the whole story, from the trip from Nazareth to Bethlahem, the "NO ROOM" in the inn, the stable, the manger, the star, the angels, the shepherds, the wise men, and the gifts they brought! We first put up our Nativity scene. We were able to drive through a LIVE NATIVITY (however, the camera died after the second scene). We also, drove to see Christmas lights around the neighborhood that showed the nativity. We read lots of books about His birth, sang Away in a Manger morning, noon, and night. (Jordyn liked that one the best) Our holiday was not lacking in action: we created an advent calendar and followed it for 25 days. We walked door to door giving treats to the neighbors and handed out treats to Jordyn's friends at church to allow Jordyn to give as well as receive. We even hosted a Christmas meal at our house with some much loved family. We finished it all off with a candlelight service at our church  and then opening of gifts early (6:30 a.m.) Christmas morning.



Jordynin her Christmas dress!
Christmas Sunday!


DRIVE THROUGH NATIVITY

Backseat of the car, waiting our turn to drive through.
 


 

Scene 1
Isaiah prophesying the birth of the Messiah.

Scene 2
Mary is about to see the angel who will tell her about her about baby Jesus.
 
 
ADVENT CALENDAR


We turn over a new card each day, and talk about the character on the card and how they played a role in the birth of Jesus.

Giving on Christmas Eve


Treats for our neighbors!

The cards read:

May God receive glory from our affections this holiday season and always.

Merry Christmas and God bless!
The Elliott Family



 
Very proud of how well she did!
 
Gifts for our friends at church! She learned much about giving this holiday season!
 
 HOSTED a Christmas meal on Christmas EVE!
 



Greatgrandma Clora

Christmas Morning opening gifts!
I made a candy cane trail on the floor from her bedroom to the gifts, she thought that was her Christmas present. Bad idea b/c she just wanted to eat her candy cane instead of open gifts.



Pics. of Gifts for Christmas!
THANK YOU AUNT CINDY FOR MY NEW TABLE!

THANK YOU AUNT KERRY FOR MY POCKET CHART
  
NATIVITY THEME

TOT SHELF
CHRISTMAS BINDER
MAGNETIC NATIVITY SCENE


 
OUR BOOKS!

FELT BOARD
Alvin read out of our ESV Family Bible and placed the pieces on it.



Scented pinecones.

Nativity stickers.

Size sorting.
Beginning sounds.

The clothespins didn't work.
The bells were a better idea.

Matching bows.
Feel and Find.

These were the objects in the bag.
She had to guess what was in her hand before removing it.

Patterning.

Using word swatters to swat words I call out.



Matching uppercase letters.

Fine motor;
gluing perler beads.
 
 
Christmas Notebook
Graphing.



Finding letters I call out.
We used smarties as a marker.

First time using glitter...
I dusted this off in the yard and put it in a sheet protector, so we didn't get any in the house.

Swatting letters.

Jordyn read her easy reader books for this theme more than any other theme.
LOTS OF READING!

PROJECTS

 
 
Away in a Manger (sort of)
Sung by: Jordyn
 

video
 

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