The week before Christmas vacation was quite exciting at La Piazza di Carolina. Everyone was in the holiday spirit so we kept the feeling going.
We read about American and Italian Christmas traditions. We learned how to sing Italian Christmas hymns like Tu scendi dalle stelle, and Siam pastori e pastorelli, and learned our Christmas words in Italian.
|Buon Natale!||Merry Christmas!|
|Babbo Natale||Santa Claus|
|l’albero di Natale||Christmas tree|
|il pupazzo di neve||snowman|
|il presepio||nativity scene|
|il bastoncino di zucchero||candy cane|
We made a Babbo Natale, and made a beautiful regalo for mamma e papÃ out of pasta.
We painted the pasta green.
We painted paper plates green and cut out the middle.
We glued the pasta onto the plates, dusted them with glitter and added a red Christmas bow. Then we taped our photos in the middle of the wreath. We wrapped them up in pretty tissure paper fastened with a bow and presented them to mamma e pap for Christmas. I’m sure they were touched with joy when they opened our regali.
On December 18th we had our 5th annual Coro dei bambini di Natale concert. We had our best turn out yet. 21 children ages 2½ to 11 performed 6 Christmas songs in Italian:
Tu scendi dalle stelle, Con i rami d’agrifoglio, Il primo Natale, Siam pastori e pastorelli, Jingle Bells, Oh Tannenbaum.
Vi auguro un nuovo anno pieno di buona salute e prosperit !