Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Tree Presentation...




I have to tell you about a beautiful tradition that my children's school holds every year. We attended a Private school for children K4-12 grade. (1996-2006) It was truly a wonderful experience having all the ages together and the school was really great having projects where the older children served as role models for the younger ones.
As a senior, at the beginning of the year, you were given the name of a 1st grade child. All year long both children would encourage each other in different ways. There would be visits on the play yard, treats left in lockers, and sometimes visits after school. It was really an incredible experience for both the 1st grader and the senior.
At Christmas, we would hold a very elaborate presentation service where each senior would decorate a small Christmas tree especially for their 1st grader. Parents, grandparents and the whole school would attend. We would sing Christmas carols, have lots of fun and then we would all sit and wait patiently for the main event..... The presentation of the Christmas Trees. On one side of the aisle the Seniors would walk down with their Christmas Trees (some of the girls swaying with the weight of the ornaments) and on the other side of the aisle, the 1st graders. In the middle they would meet, one by one, on the beautifully decorated platform. And then it happened, the wide smile, the glistening eyes of the 1st grader ....... And you knew that the heart of the Senior just melted. What a wonderful time. If you didn't' shed a tear of joy at this event...... well it's really hard not too!

9 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Yvette, your daughter is absolutely beautiful!!!! What a wonderful thing for these children to interact all year long...it's good for each one of them isn't it?? I would be crying my eyes out at the ceremony ~ what a beautiful idea, Wishing you a great weekend sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

That is wonderful...I get the warm fuzzies over this one...Thanks I really needed that today!

La Donna Welter said...
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La Donna Welter said...

So wonderful to find your blog through friends of friends! : )
An old friend through ZNE.... : )
La Donna

NiceAndEasyAntiques said...

Hi Yvette! We are so glad you visited us! Looking at your blog list, we can tell that we have many favorites in common. We'll be back often! Hugs,
Marcela & Clara
Nice & Easy Antiques

PS: Beautiful little girl!

RR Mama said...

What a great idea! Whit is beautiful. I bet the first grader what so excited. Thank you for your sweet comment. I can't wait to be home. BTW, I sent off your tiles and two people have already received them. I even added an ornament to each one. Thanks again. I also need your address, I am horrible! I have a little something to send to you!!!

Emily said...

Whit is beautiful and this is a wonderful idea!

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CEDAR JUNCTION said...

What a sweet tradition. Love the girlie tree. Too cute!

Teresa

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