On Friday 26 November, Year 4ER had the privilege of hosting Mrs Kathy Thompson as a guest speaker, talented with all things craft and grandma to Bethany, one of the students in that class.
Students are currently completing a unit of work exploring Advent and Christmas traditions in German speaking countries, including such traditions as the German “Weihnachtsmaerkte” (Christmas Markets). Kathy’s visit connected well with our current unit. She shared the story of the nativity with students as well the origins of “Weihnachtsbriefmarken” (Christmas stamps).
A culmination of this current unit of work is a unique ‘Weihnachtsbaum” (Christmas Tree) that the students are entering into the upcoming St John’s Lutheran Church Christmas Tree Festival being held this week. Year 4ER students co-created the tree with Kathy. We are grateful for the tireless efforts of Kathy in bringing all of this together. Students are very excited to see their tree as part of the upcoming Christmas Tree Festival.