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Three Day PM News 11/30/18

November 30, 2018
By The Three Day PM Team

News from the Flock
RECENT NEWS:  The children enjoyed seeing their friends after a week off.  They are learning a song about David’s victory over Goliath and are still enjoying playing in our Native American village in dramatic play.  The recipe for our Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins is attached below.  
WEEK OF: December 3-7, 2018
THEME:  A Savior is Born (week 1)

BIBLE STORY:  Gabriel Shares Some Good News (Luke 1:26-55, Matthew 1:18-24, Luke 2:1-6)

MEMORY VERSE: “For there is born to you a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)

DRAMATIC PLAY:  Teepee (Mon.) & Santa’s Workshop (Wed.-Fri.)  

HIGHLIGHTS: Our celebration of Christmas will begin this week with the story of Gabriel’s visit to Mary, Joseph’s dream, and Mary’s song of praise.  We will take our own Little Lamb census this week to go along with the story, make cinnamon applesauce ornaments and mini-candy canes with Model Magik, and play Christmas Stocking Surprise.
Wednesday – Show & Tell    
Friday – Polar Express Day
Please wear pajamas or a robe to school.  We will listen by flashlight as Liam Neeson reads The Polar Express.  Then we will make a “lights and snow” art project (imitating Chris Van Allsburg), have a snack of hot chocolate with cinnamon graham crackers, and go for a ride on the San Antonio Zoo Eagle train in Brackenridge Park.  We will walk down Avenue B to the Witte Museum train depot to board the train.  Parents, please let Diana know before Wednesday if you plan to ride the train with us (tickets cost $4.00).  The Acorn will pay for the children's train tickets.

Dec. 12 – kindergarten nativity play
Dec. 14 – Las Posadas
Dec. 21 – special Christmas snack
Dec. 24–Jan. 7 – Christmas Break

Have a great week,
Diana & Lily

Las Posada – Friday, December 14th
Piñata (a star if possible) __Matthew Gomez
Piñata fillers        Absolutely NO SWEETS ALLOWED!
1. __Isaac Medellin 2. __ Matthew Gomez

Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 (15 oz) can sweet potatoes (yams), drained & mashed or 1 cup fresh sweet potatoes, cooked & mashed
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup skim milk
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large bowl, combine oatmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in sweet potatoes, brown sugar, oil, milk, egg and vanilla, just until well moistened. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake 15-20 minutes. Makes 18 muffins.

Created by Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission spokesperson, Holly Clegg