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Today I got to share the gift.

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Share the Gift It's no secret that I haven't been around lately as my life has become consumed by my wonderful family and a bunch of sweet little first graders. Those firsties are sharing so much with me. Today it's laryngitis.  Can you imagine working with a bunch of 6-7 year olds and not being able to talk to them! Crazy. Thankfully, they behaved pretty well - at least in the morning. We are doing a "Christmas Around the World" unit this week and I get to present Christmas in Mexico to all four classes. When I was giving my presentation for the first time today (to my own class),  I became so emotional. You see, in Mexico (at least in what we are presenting to our first graders), Christmas is much more of a time to celebrate Christ. We talked about Los Posadas, luminarias, families being together and the traditions of putting out a nativity set and putting baby Jesus in on Christmas Eve. Did you catch that? I got to talk to my sweet little