|The Nativity Play|
On Friday, the 6th graders preformed their "Belen en vivo" (live nativity scene) for their fellow classmates. This nativity went from traditional to modern very quickly. The scene started off with Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus who were shortly joined by the angel Gabriel, a donkey, and a cow. But then... more characters came. By the end of the sketch a lottery ticket, 2 Christmas trees, Christmas candy, a soldier and gypsies were present at the nativity scene (just to name a few). Haha not so traditional anymore. But I must say it was quite comical, especially when the 4 gypsies were played by actually gypsies. After the play on Friday morning, every class had their own Christmas party. The students were allowed to bring food, drink and travel to the other classes to mingle and wish a Merry Christmas to their classmates. It was fun to let loose with my students and to dance, sing and joke around for the afternoon.
School ended early on Friday, and afterwards all of the teachers were invited out for a holiday meal. Most schools in Spain host a special holiday meal for their staff. We ate a lot of delicious food, drank good wine and had a great time. I especially enjoyed it because I don't get many opportunities to talk to the teachers who can't speak English in the school because I'm not allowed to speak Spanish when I'm working. So I got the chance to get to know some of the teachers that I normally don't talk to and I really enjoyed that. I'm blessed with lovely co-workers.
|Celebrating Christmas with some of my favorite coworkers!|