Christmas is coming, and that means the songs are on the radio and lights brighten neighborhoods in the evening. Though we see many expressions of the celebration of Christmas at this time of year, including decorations, family events, and Christmas specials, I am reminded of how Simeon celebrated Christ’s birth. [Read more…]
As decorations go up during one of the busiest seasons of the year, there is a buzz of Christmas excitement in the air. The elementary department is planning its annual Christmas Extravaganza and teachers are preparing Christmas-themed online classes. Students, staff, and parents are busy shopping, planning, traveling, and spending time with family. Though Christmas is a fun and busy time of year, we all know there is much more to the season than busyness.
Let's get ready to party! The elementary department at Alpha Omega Academy is preparing a Christmas Extravaganza to get students excited for this special season.
As we move into a new season, the elementary teachers are working to prepare our students for the blessings that Christmas brings. Along with all the joys of the season, from getting together with friends and family to the long-awaited Christmas gifts, we hope to put the true meaning of Christmas back into play.
On November 20, Mrs. Wieneke will read The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie during her online class. The inspirational story encourages us all to write down the things that we do for others and save them in a sparkling gift box for reflection as we prepare for the coming of Christ.
Along with all of the festive games and activities that were planned for the AOA Christmas party, this year the elementary department also included the story The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie. As the main character, Sam, anxiously awaits Christmas, his mother records the good deeds he completes throughout the season and adds them to the sparkle box. When Sam finally opens the box on Christmas morning, what he finds inside sheds light on the true meaning of Christmas. [Read more…]
Online students love Christmas too.
Sure, they might not get to deck the halls of a physical classroom with Christmas decorations. That doesn't mean online students have to miss out on all the festivities of the season. In fact, the whole family can get involved when you do virtual Christmas activities. [Read more…]