Holy Cross students deck the walls

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During Advent, students at Holy Cross Academy in Fredericksburg decided to tell the Christmas story visually through the school hallways. Each grade worked on one of the Christmas mysteries and created a panorama of the event.

The displays spanned the whole Christmas story: Kindergartners started with the Annunciation; first-graders illustrated Mary's visit to Elizabeth; second-graders created their display of the birth of Jesus; third-graders showed the shepherds; and fourth-graders displayed the kings' journey to the manger. The Nativity display culminated in the fifth-graders' interpretation of the presentation of Jesus in the Temple.

The children from each grade will present a reflection on the mystery that they displayed for the entire school. The class will write it together and a few children from the grade will read it for the school after morning prayer each day beginning Dec. 15.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015