Gingerbread Houses

Good morning!

 Everywhere I look there’s building going on. At my home and in my classroom. In room 309 we are each building our own gingerbread house. 

Lots of shapes and angles make up a gingerbread house. And you can measure its perimeter and see how much it weighs. You can count how many pieces of candy are on each. You have to measures the ingredients that make up the icing, fractions at their finest! You can make patterns with the pieces. The math is endless. 

As well as the imagination. The only limitations are the supplies and time to make them in each day. 

When was the last time you let your imagination run wild? Created something from scratch? 

I can only imagine, it’s been too long. 

This holiday season I challenge you to get creative. Make something. With your own two hands. Learn to knit a scarf. Paint a picture over a glass of wine with loved ones. Design a wreath for your front door. Or better yet! Make a gingerbread house! 

Let your inner self guide you. Be a kid again. See through the eyes of a child. The wonder. The excitement.  Try believing again. It’s magical.

Try it. And just so you know, it’s best done in the company of young children. Find some. Your own do best. Or your grandchildren will do very nicely. Or borrow your neighbor’s. And wear pajamas. Fun flannel ones, brightly colored. And drink hot chocolate. It elevates your sense of wonder. Here’s to the holidays, the believing, the wonder, tbe creating, the shopping, the pajamas, and the hot chocolate.  The time of year for children. May each of you enjoy their presence. Today and always.

“Truly I tell you,” He said. “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”                                        Matthew 18:3

Love and laughter,



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