Friday, December 4, 2009

Advent: Plans for Week 2

Advent Week Two -- plans for Week 2 in the heart of our home .... [note:  for book resources, please see the post "Plans for Week 1"]

Advent 2009 Theme:
Christmas Traditions from Around the World -- thru legends, facts, foods and crafts!

Chapter Book Read-aloud:
 The Christmas Donkey: a story of France (finish from Friday);
A Grandma for Christmas: a story of Norway both by Alta Halverson Seymour
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens

Saint of the Day:

This week: Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, France

Make dough for St. Nick cookies (Speculaas) on Saturday ...

Sunday: 2nd Sunday of Advent -- St. Nicholas -- treats in shoes and St. Nick cookies with icecream.

Monday: St. Ambrose feast -- make beeswax candles and honey cookies.  DB: Chapter 8; W: 17 "St. Nicholas"; CSRW: The Netherlands pg 46-53; continue reading The Christmas Donkey; prepare animals for the Nativity.  Jesse tree: coat of many colors.  Evening:  stories and hot chocolate.

Tuesday:  Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- attend Mass; make Marian ornaments.  DB: chap 9-10; W: 9 "Nativity Plays"; CSRW: Iceland pg 18-23; continue reading the Christmas Donkey (finish up today); make animals for the Nativity.  Jesse Tree:  cup of plenty.  Evening: game and popcorn.

Wednesday:  St. Juan Diego feast -- make santos after co-op.  Co-op Christmas feast.  Jesse Tree: whip for persecution of Jews in Egypt.  Evening: cider and stories.

Thursday:  Our Lady of Loreto -- make graham cracker "house of Loreto".  DB: chap 11-12; W: 10-11 "Christmas Crib" and "Symbolic Lights and Fires"; CSRW: Norway pg 54-59.  Read A Grandma for Christmas (we'll read in one-sitting).  Jesse Tree:  bundle of wheat for Ruth.  Evening: performance of one of the stories this week and tea.

Friday:  Damasus -- making Christmas cards.  DB: chap 13-14; W: 12-13 "The Christmas Tree" and "Christmas Plants and Flowers"; CWRW: Sweden pg 88-93; L: pg 28-29.  Start The Cricket on the Hearth -- a lead-in to our study of Christmas in the British Isles next week.  Jesse Tree:  lamp.  Evening:  snacks and family movie night.

Saturday:  Our Lady of Guadalupe -- Mexican food for dinner.  Make LuciaPepparkakor dough. Jesse Tree:  sling (David and Goliath).

Sunday:  3rd Sunday of Advent and Feast of St. Lucy -- make LuciaPepparkakor. Jesse Tree: crown for King David.

 O Father, stir up our hearts that we may prepare for Your only begotten Son, that through His coming, we may be made worthy to serve You with pure souls.  We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.

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