Madison Academy 5th Graders Discover The True Meaning Of ChristmasDec 20th, 2011 | By Staff | Category: Education
By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
When it comes to celebrating Christmas, people sometimes think that the only reason for the holiday is to get presents and put up decorations. A group of Madison Academy fifth grade students decided to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas this year.
The class began their day in Chapel at school, where they were told the story of the birth of Jesus from Joseph’s point of view. They then traveled to the Madison Nursing Center to sing several Christmas songs and play BINGO with the residents.
After they left the nursing center the class went to the Court House to give back to the “Angels.” The class took several gifts to put under the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree.” The students were very excited to give back to those in need, and were happy to know that the gifts were going to other kids on Christmas morning.
To wind up the day, the fifth graders ate lunch at Burger King and had a cookie cake before heading back to the school.The Madison Academy fifth grade class would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.