Tree trimming day. One of the best day's of the year. We opened a few boxes on the first so the girls could start the advent calendar but we get a real tree so we don't put it up too early.
I love that the girls now remember all their special ornaments. They treasure the handmade reindeer and trees Jeff and I made as kids and the little ones students have made for me too. Every time Erin pulled one out of the box she'd ask "is this breakable?" as she headed looking for a safe branch.
At times it was a team effort. Only Christmas carols and excitement were in the air, no bickering. Awesome. My role has shifted from teacher to observer like so many things these days.
They still need a boost to hang the star though.