December flew by with fun and holidays. The children truly enjoyed learning about a variety of winter holidays. Hanukkah, St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, and American Christmas traditions were all discussed. We also started a new tradition in Lila, Holiday Tea. The children eagerly set the tables, cleaned China, folded napkins and prepared a space for everyone to enjoy. There was so much help it took no time at all! The children then got to choose a tea cup of their liking, and a spot to participate in the tea party. For about an hour the children sat politely sipping tea, sharing funny stories and using the most polite words I've heard all year to ask for jam, tea or more crackers. It was a delight to witness and we can guarantee we will do this again very soon!! In February we will begin our study of South America.