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The Cutest Baby Jesus Spoon I’ve Ever Seen.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And our school had this project where all of the students made manger figurines using a wooden spoon. They are displayed in the lobby, and they are so adorable.

Spoon people and animals!

Three Wise Spoons!

Camel Spoons!

Angel Spoon! (With glitter leaf wings).

Joesph and sleeping baby Jesus spoons! (also note cow spoon in the background).

Other cutie spoons.

Children are such artists. I am continually in awe of their creativity and perspective.  So often in class I think of the quote by Picasso, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

On another note,  this week we had this beautiful and extravagant Christmas lunch at school for all of the teachers. We all sat in the library after school and feasted on different meats, melon, cheeses, migas (a bread-type of food. I find this comparable to stuffing, but its still very different), chicken in an almond sauce, and fried milk for dessert (kind of like a lump of more solid rice pudding covered in sugar and cinnamon). There was wine and beer and holiday cheer and I laughed to myself about how this would never happen in an elementary school in the U.S.A.

After eating, we broke out the first grader’s tambourines and sang Christmas carols (all in Spanish, so I smiled and swayed). It felt like something that only would have happened in a movie. Loved every minute of it.

Getting excited for my family to come next week! Merry Christmas, everyone! Christmas lights pictures of Granada to come…

Besos!

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2 responses

  1. Lucie Snodgrass

    Annie, I loved this last posting. It brought some Christmas spirit to sunny Australia, where Bing Crosby is still crooning White Christmas, even though most people are wearing shorts and going to the beach or doing as we did, which is hiking in the mountains, surrounded by parrots and cockatoos! Keep the cheer coming!

    December 19, 2010 at 4:11 am

  2. Erik Bowen

    These are so cute! It’s so true about creativity and imagination in children. Also, wow with the teacher’s lounge celebration. Haha, sounds great!
    Hmm I think I am going to have to try some migas because stuffing has to be like my favorite holiday dish and if it is stuffing-like at all I will enjoy. Yah! Happy Holidays! woot woot!

    December 23, 2010 at 4:55 am

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