Friday, December 3, 2010

December Learning Baskets

Holy-Family Murillo

WEEK ONE – St. Nicholas

The Miracle of St. Nicholas by Gloria Whelan and Judith Brown
The Legend of St. Nicholas by Demi

The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale by Aaron Shepherd and Wendy Edelson
Saints: Lives and Illuminations by Ruth Sanderson
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus by Francis P. Church

Holy card (I’d love to get a statue someday)

WEEK TWO – St. Lucia

Lucia, Saint of Light by Katherine Bolger Hyde and Daria Fisher
Lucia Morning in Sweden by Ewa Rydåker and Carina Ståhlberg
The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren
Kirsten’s Surprise by Janet Beeler Shaw and Renee Graef

Kirsten doll dressed as St. Lucia (Why did they retire Kirsten?? Thank goodness, I still have my old doll)

WEEK THREE – Nativity

This is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten and Delana Bettoli
The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski and P.J. Lynch
The Tale of the Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt and Tim Jonke
A Medieval Christmas by Frances Lincoln
The Gift of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Jesus’ Birth by Dandi Daley MacKall and Deborah Chabrian
The Living Nativity by Helen and David Haidle

Holy Family Plaque

WEEK FOUR – 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jane Dyer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Good King Wenceslaus by John M. Neale and Tim Ladwig
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Gennady Spirin
The 12 Days of Christmas by Helen Haidle and Laura Knorr
The Candymaker’s Gift by Helen and David Haidle

Picture credit: “The Holy Family” by Bartolome Esteban Murillo via the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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