Yesterday it was the 1st December and the countdown for Christmas also started here at Escuela Katitawa. We surprised the children with two of the european christmas traditions; an advent wreath, which is a wreath decorated with spruce, christmas ornaments and four candles one for each of Sundays of advent. And a Christmas calendar; a calendar with 24 presents, one for each day counting down to Christmas eve on the 24th of December.
Every day, one of the children receives a bag with small presents (mainly sweets). Each bag has a name and a number (date) on them and after a few minutes all the kids knew on which day in December it is their turn.
When the first bag was opened everyone watched with great anticipation!
As we have 21 children at the school, the headmaster, our cook and Roberto are also the lucky recipients of a Christmas calendar gift.