“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing.”
These words from the book of the prophet Isaiah were proclaimed as we celebrated the third week of Advent this Monday. The rose-coloured candle, which represents Joy, was lit on the Advent wreath. We were reminded that the third Sunday of Advent is the Sunday of rejoicing because our waiting is half over and soon, it will be Christmas.
This week, with its theme of joy, is also still a time of preparing. The students have been reflecting on the Nativity story as they prepare to present A Topsy Turvy Christmas to parents, relatives and friends on Dec. 16 at Christ King parish. We will also be visiting Willow Creek and the nursing homes in the hospital to bring some Christmas cheer with carolling on Dec. 18.
The Grade 3-4 class have been busy catching others showing respect. Despite the cold and frosty weather, our Respect Tree is blooming with the names of students who are “digging in deep” to show respect.
They are continuing their study of money in math and Wheels and Levers in science. Our junior high class is exploring the themes of war, peace and humanity in language and arts. Grade-2 students are studying the community of Meteghan in Social Studies and grade ones are learning to add and what happens when you mix colours. Kindergartens are working on measurement and have started a home reading program.
The Grade 5-6 class continue their study of the Canadian regions. They have finished looking at Atlantic Canada and have moved onto study the St. Laurence lowlands. They are also wrapping up the D.A.R.E. program and are planning their graduation for after the Christmas break.
From all of us at Christ King School, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2011.