[dropcap]S[/dropcap]o, I made the plans and checked them twice. I want my high schooler to be present for all of DecemberTerm (this is what I call Circle Time during Advent), but it turns out that’s difficult to accomplish if it takes too long. So I’m trying to keep it to thirty minutes, maybe forty-five will work some days. On Tuesdays, we won’t be able to do our Weekly Loop at all, but the rest of it should fit just fine.
I always share my plans…so here they are:
And here is the list of resources:
- The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean
- Carol by William Canton
- The Babe in Bethlem’s Manger
- Once in Royal David’s City
- The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Note the mixture of books — Gaarder is more appropriate for older kids while McCaughrean is better for my younger ones. I don’t want to ditch traditions for the younger ones that are important, but we mix in other things to accommodate everyone. This is our third year read The Christmas Mystery. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, on the other hand, is our new title for the year!
This is my favorite Circle Time of the year, truth be told. I just love it.
A special Circle Time during Advent is a great way to accomplish the goal of Advent, which is to prepare the heart for Christmas.
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