I have been reading A Christmas Carol to my class at school. The movie is out right now, and I admit, I haven't seen it, but I thought it would be a great opportunity to read a classic novel to the students. They are enthralled. They are absolutely silent while I read and seem to have followed along when I ask questions. A Christmas Carol for me always brings up images of an old fashioned village all decked out for Christmas. Last year, my grandmother gave me her Christmas village that she had been collecting for many years.
The kids looked at it with great fascination, moving the figures and playing with the little battery-operated train. Have you seen the inspiring village from Posie Gets Cozy?
In our traveling days, Mark and I visited Rothenburg ob de Tauber in Germany, a preserved Middle Aged city.
We happened to be there during the Christmas Market or "Reiterlesmarkt".
It was "simply enchanting" as it says on the website and definitely had the feel of a very old-fashioned Christmas.
Last year we created this gingerbread village, and this year I made them with my class as well.
A candy village.
Christmasy villages, get me into the spirit!
Enjoy your last weekend before Christmas!!!