Hi my name is Brodie,
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Hi my name is Brodie,
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Many congrats to the children in our class who were announced as finalists in the Whiteboard Project in conjunction with The Sligo Weekender and Sligo Supply Centre.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I just came across a great website for mapping. Lots of you are already using google earth. Here is another website that you can use google maps and... scribble on them... really it means you can mark out your journey or a place of interest on them and then send it on to a friend or even put it up on our class blog. Maybe some of you could send me on your own scribble map? Enjoy! http://www.scribblemaps.com/
Saturday, December 5, 2009
THE ADVENT WREATH HELPS US TO GET READY TO WELCOME JESUS
Long ago, before Jesus was born, during the dark days of December, the people of Eastern Europe gathered wreaths of evergreen branches and lit fires as a sign of hope and a reminder that spring was on its way. This tradition was adopted by the Christians and by the 1600s the Advent Wreath was used throughout Germany to mark the time spent waiting for the birth of the Christ child at Christmas. From Germany this tradition spread to the rest of the world.
WHAT DOES THE ADVENT WREATH MEAN?
Usually the Advent Wreath is made of four candles, three purple and one pink. They are lit in the following order; week 1 and 2 purple, week 3, pink and week 4 purple.
The candles remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. The colour purple is used because long ago purple dye was very expensive and purple became a colour that was associated with royalty. Advent is the season of the coming of the King. The pink one is lit on the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday. Long ago Advent was a time of fasting like Lent. On the Third Sunday there was a break from this fast and the priests wore rose or pink coloured vestments. So that tradition became a part of the Advent Wreath. As we light the candles each week we are made aware of our journey through this season. Placing the candles in a circle is symbolic of God’s love for us, a love that has no beginning or end. The use of the evergreen leaves around the candles reminds us that God’s love is everlasting.
Here are some pictures of our class. Do you recognise any of the posters?
- The first picture is our full yard sticker chart. We have a movie afternoon when we are good in the yard.
- The second photo is a picture of the door into our class. We put up the names for all those who have died and on the last Friday of the month of November these names were brought up to the altar of the church.