It was quite the day! I didn’t really feel like I was accomplishing much very efficiently.
I work with an amazing woman- she surprised me with flowers for my birthday:)
This morning we went out to blow bubbles and see if they would freeze as it was below zero. I guess it wasn’t cold enough as it never did freeze:(
We also finished up our robot coding for the hidden presents. The children seemed to enjoy it as much today as they did yesterday.
We then tackled Christmas in Germany. The children learned that Germany created the tradition of having Christmas trees. That Saint Nikolaus brings presents to children in December 6th. The children put their shoes or boots by the door and if they were good they get sweets or gifts, but if they were bad they get coal or branches. We then decorated Christmas trees and this afternoon we also did accordion folded tree garlands. We’ll decorate those tomorrow and hang them up in class. I told the children we will decorate with decorations they make.
Socializing/ Christmas Events:
This evening I met up with Lyndsay and Corianne and their families to take in the local Winter Festival. The kids ran around trying every type of free food and drink they had and then we had Freshii and Subway for dinner. It was a great night with friends and I love having time with them. They make me feel like I’m a normal person with friends🤣
I was supposed to do a workout with Lyndsay this evening, but life got in the way, so I did this quick workout from Maureen. It was great- quick and hit all the parts:)
I don’t mind Christmas music, though I admit I really don’t want to hear it until December 1st. Each year we do a Christmas carol with the children and I always joke that I need to find a song I don’t mind hating by the end! We practice it every day for nearly a month so by the end, I don’t ever want to hear that song again!
Sorry I forgot to include my tea last night. Yesterday’s tea was a peppermint vanilla and I have to admit it wasn’t my favourite as it reminded me of something I would drink when I am sick.
Today’s tea is Twinings Earl Grey tea which is a favourite of mine. It is my go-to tea when I don’t want anything flavored. Tonight I mixed it with a little eggnog and it was lovely!
Oh and for Linda, I did try the eggnog in my oatmeal this morning and boy is that yummy! That may just be my breakfast every day in December!
I see there is a new non-dairy eggnog so I may need to do a taste test:)
Well that’s it for me tonight!