Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Around the World

My twins have been learning about Christmas around the World at school.  It's a special class that they got to take in first and second grades.  Last year they learned how Christmas was celebrated in Philippines, China, Mexico and Sweden. This year they learned about Netherlands, Peru, Australia, and Sierra Leone.   

It's really neat and amazing what they learn about the traditions in other countries.  

So anyway, we have to amazing place called Frederick Meijer Gardens.  It's a place that we have taken many field trips to...for the children's gardens,  the butterfly exhibit, and many more things.  But they also have a really cool display of all different Christmas Trees decorated for many different countries.  Last Tuesday the first and second graders got to see all the trees. Austin & Lucas's favorite tree was from Peru...they must be twins :)

Unfortunately, I was assigned to my own kids during the field trip so I don't have any pictures of them, but enjoy these pictures of the different trees and some of the different nativity scenes. 

 Merry Christmas to Everyone all around the World!!!!