Time to Countdown to Christmas!
This year a friend, Shannon J., gave me an alternative idea to the traditional advent calendar. This is one that really promotes literacy too, which is right up my alley. I wrapped 25 books, many of which I owned, and checked out the rest from the school library. I wrapped and numbered the borrowed ones so they'd be the first to be opened and went from there.
I saved my favorite book to be opened last, You are Special by Max Lucado. So far, the kids seem excited by the process and are excited to see what book will be next.