Students learn about European markets
Krista O’Donnell’s fifth graders and Hope Eaton-Roper’s third graders learned all about European Christmas Markets in class and then held their very own market in the AGM courtyard.
In class, students learned about the German roots of the markets and some basic phrases. They studied what each market contains: a large Christmas tree, vendor stalls with gifts, yummy food and tasty drinks. They also discovered the Alpine Christmas Monster, Krampus, and will be very sure to be good this year so as not to be taken away by him! At the AGM market, they sipped on ‘Gluhwein’ (mulled grape juice), munched on Lebkuchen (heart-shaped gingerbread cookies), got chased by a Krampus and watched a ‘dance troupe’ from O’Donnell’s class perform a traditional German dance- the Heitauer Schuhplattler. Students and staff wish you a ‘Frohe Weinachten!”