Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunday 26th November

I knew I was going to have a much shorter session than usual today and possibly less children, so I decided not to push ahead with our ongoing curriculum but to do something a little different as well. Well, the first turned out to be true but not the 2nd, anyway this is what we did:

I have a new display board up in the room that we use for the children, and thought it would be good to put something on it that the children have had a hand in.
I also wanted to get one of the younger youth involved in a more "helping" mode rather than just being in there as another child. So on Saturday I asked her if she could think of any seasonal ideas for the board. This is what she came up with and what we did this morning.

We put background and border paper up and then cut a Christmas tree shape out of green paper and put that up, the full height of the board. The children drew and cut out baubles and other decorations. On these they wrote their wish list!

But NOT what they want to receive, what they want to give! We went through all sorts of different people, just talking along with them as they worked, and we've ended up with a pretty nice looking board. I will do some title text on the computer to go with it to finish it off and then I can take a photo to share here. Hopefully later this week.