Advent, Advent, ein Lichtlein brennt...
In both 7th and 8th grade, we learned a little bit about German Christmas traditions. Germany has a rich Christmas culture, many of the German traditions were adopted into the culture of other countries. One example for this is the tradition of the Christmas tree.
To have some holiday spirit in our classroom, we celebrated St. Nikolaus in 7th grade by putting a shoe out and learning a Nikolaus song. We will continue the holiday celebration after our quiz this week by writing Christmas cards and talking about our own holiday traditions.
In 8th grade we wrote something nice about everyone in class and put this letter into an Adventskalender. Every day one student gets to open one of the envelops to look at their letter and enjoy some German candy. On the last day before the break we will be making Gingerbread houses.