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Alberi, Presepi e Decorazioni natalizie/ Trees, Cribs and Christmas Decorations December 21, 2008

Filed under: Christmas — Mario @ 3:04 pm

Dai primi giorni di dicembre fino all’ultimo giorno prima delle vacanze natalizie, gli alunni di tutte le classi della nostra scuola primaria “A. Ciancia” e della scuola dell’infanzia “G. Rodari” sono stati impegnati in attività  didattiche riguardanti il Natale. Insieme agli insegnanti, nelle varie classi, hanno addobbato alberi, allestito presepi, decorato le finestre, realizzato biglietti augurali e piccoli regali con le proprie mani per i loro genitori, intonato canti natalizi, preparato drammatizzazioni, imparato poesie, ricercato informazioni… il tutto per vivere tutti insieme, nel modo più consapevole e sentito,  questo particolare momento dell’anno.

From the first days of December till the last day before the Christmas holidays, the pupils of all the classes of our “A. Ciancia” primary school and of the”G. Rodari” infant school were busy in didactical activities referred to Christmas. With all the teachers , in the various classrooms, they put up trees, set up cribs, decorated windows, made Christmas cards and little gifts with their own hands for their parents, sang Christmas carols, prepared dramas, learnt poems, searched information … everythings to live all together, in the most conscious and heartfelt way, this particular time of the year.

Ecco alcune foto/Here are some photos:

ll clima di preparazione al Natale  non è stato vissuto dagli alunni  solo a scuola ma anche nelle proprie case. Anche lì, ognuno ha preparato il proprio presepe, il proprio albero, le proprie decorazioni in attesa del grande evento. I bambini della classe 5^B hanno fotografato alcuni dei loro preparativi.

 The Christmas preparation atmosphere hasn’t been lived by the pupils only at school but in own homes as well. Also there, each one prepared his own crib, his own tree, his own decorations waiting  for the great event. The class 5 B children photographed some of their preparations.

Scuola Primaria “A. Ciancia” Francavilla in Sinni(PZ) – Italia


One Response to “Alberi, Presepi e Decorazioni natalizie/ Trees, Cribs and Christmas Decorations”

  1. philjohnson Says:

    I really like Mario + Gina’s presentations.
    I loved the cribs – it shows many people are still able to see the religious significance of Christmas and not just the “What will Santa bring for me?” attitude !
    I also notice there are quite a few brightly-lit electric decorations – for a few years now in UK we have had these and up until last year many streets were very well illuminated with these but this year (2008) I’m not sure if it is due to the economic downturn and also people wanting to conserve energy, but I have only seen HALF as many lights around the residential streets.
    is this the same in other countries ?
    There are however still quite large illuminations in town centres. (Paid for by local counil/governement agencies)

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