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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December Plans for the K - 2nd Graders

December 7th we continued our work on Integrity by reading Dr. Seuss's Gertrude McFuzz and discussing being true to who we are even when what we see around us is different.  We continued this discussion in terms of being true to your thoughts and ideas, even when a larger group disagrees and how important this is to Quaker Process.  We then started to use Quaker Process in deciding what kind of drive we want to do for the children served by Mercer Street Friends.

On December 14th we will continue this work, as well as reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas and working on simple Christmas gifts. On December 21st we will discuss the Christmas Story, and further explore the true meaning of Christmas.  

December Plans for the 3rd - 5th Graders

December 7th we will be working on organization in support of the Mercer Street Friends book drive.  December 14th the older kids will be doing an interactive class with the 3rd – 5th graders on the lessons to be learned from the movie Wall-E.  On December 21st we will focus on the Christmas Story, and we may augment the lesson with some crafts to illustrate the story.  We plan to wrap up the month with a retrospective on Christmas – i.e., were we able to celebrate the birth of Christ in a Quakerly way?  We may encourage the kids to bring in their left-over wrapping paper from the holiday to make into cards to go with the homeless count lunches which will be prepared towards the end of January.