Jayden's school put on a little Christmas show for the parents. They actually had to do the show three times, one Monday morning performance, another one on Monday evening, and a third on Tuesday evening. The school was only going to have the two evening performances but they were sold out within the first day of ticket sales so they opened a morning show too.
I went to two of the shows, the Monday morning show (along with my daughter Ellie, my Aunt Florence, my sister Diane, my daughter-in-law Lori, and my granddaughter Mia) and Ray and I went to last night's performance. Monday evening my daughter Katie went along with Jayden's Dad .
I enjoyed the show so much this year. It was simple and sweet, each grade sang a Nativity-themed Christmas song as the story of the Nativity was narrated. I loved it.
Here are some pictures of the morning show:
The Church hall:
Here's my girl, come to enjoy the show!
The Principal (on the left) and the Leader of Song:
Here's Lucy, the Vice Principal, at the 'concession stand':
Simple stage set-up, so cute!
It takes a lot of people to try and organize the Pre-K! The teachers decided to let the little ones leave their jackets on rather than fuss with zippers, and taking on and off jackets and angel wings as they traveled back and forth from school hall to Church hall (the weather has been very cold here!):
The teacher of this class is teaching the children how to 'sign', and they also did the song in sign language as they sang 'Do You Hear What I Hear?':
Okay, here comes the Kindergarten class ~
Jayden's turn now!
At the end of the show the whole school came back to sing. At one time the student enrollment fell to under three hundred (when I went there the enrollment was well over 1,000! We had to have split sessions to accommodate all the students!) This year the school enrollment is back up a little ~ 500!
Jayden spots us!
And here's the evening show:
Jayden ~ all ready to go!
At the evening performance we sat on the opposite side of where I was for the morning performance. This time I got to see more of The Nativity Scene:
Ray got a kick out of this little guy's tie! I guess he borrowed it from his Dad, who shops at the 'big and tall' store!
Here's the video of Jayden's class singing 'The First Noel'. They were supposed to sing the first two verses but they had so much trouble remembering the second verse that the song leader decided to have them sing the first verse twice! The children were told to keep their eyes on the leader of song, but you can see Jayden steal a few looks our way!
And here's the whole school at the end of the show:
They may not have the most beautiful voices but they were loud and they were enthusiastic! And I thought it was great!
After the show Ray, Jayden, and I walked around the Church grounds admiring the lights and the Nativity scene:
Here's the outdoor Nativity awaiting The Babe: