They sent Christmas gifts for our leadership team - beautiful clothes and jewelry for the leadership girls and DVDs and other great gifts for new students. They also included a gingerbread house kit in a box. The box arrived a little bit after Christmas (it got stuck at the border, which is common!) so we decided to make the ginger bread house at a later date. Someone (not me!) had the bright idea of checking the "best by" date and we found that it would soon expire - so we planned a Christmas in October English Club. I mean, Christmas decorations are already out at stores in the states - so we're not that early.
|Erica Oliveira leading a small group discussion.|
We were precisely 77 days away from Christmas when we compared and contrasted Christmas traditions, ate Christmas food, listened to a Christmas story, talked about the ideals of perfection, and built the magical ginger bread house.
|English Club students gather around the finished ginger bread house.|
It was a fun activity for all of the students, but the children of our adult students liked it best. It was a good activity to bring together all the ages that our open and free English Club brings in.
|Fiercely proud of their creation|
Thank you, Marysville First UMC in Ohio for making our October Christmas festivities a real hit!