Thursday, December 18, 2008

Carolling, Carolling, Carolling, Carolling

Colton's class has been busy with Christmas fun this week.

They adopted a needy family in their class, and each child signed up to help in some way - either with Christmas Dinner or with gifts for the family members. Colton chose to sign up for treats, so we spent Tuesday night making these (thanks, Terri!):

Then, the class got to meet the family, sing for them, and deliver all their goods on Wednesday.

Today was the last day of school before break, and Colton's class went carolling in the halls. They all had little bells or tambourines, so they were very jingly indeed. They were trying to hard to be quiet in the hallways in between knocking on classroom doors!


Colton's words of wisdom from this week, which I know will serve him well:

1. Mommy, when the family comes to the classroom, you shouldn't say things like "Why are you so poor?" or even "Hey, I'm glad you're poor so you could be our Christmas family." Because that's rude. It might make them feel bad.

2. If you don't want to sing while you're carolling, you should just keep banging your tambourine against your leg like this - **insert a little rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, complete with tambourine action.


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh gee, aren't you glad Colton learned his first pearl of wisdom without experience? And, I swear, rock bands have been using his secret for years--if you can't sing just beat a little louder to cover up the fact!

Happy Christmas break, Heather....and again, thanks for pulling me out of a hole.

Miller Family said...

Oh so cute. What great words of wisdom Colton has for us. Enjoy a wonderful Christmas. One more school day (Christmas Party) for us today then break. Woohoo!