A Very Special Guest
One of our families is from Slovakia, and they told us about a very special mystery guest who just might come and pay our class a visit. We learned that Friday 6th December is St Nicholas' feast day. In Slovakia, and other countries around the world children prepare for him coming. St Nicholas's parents were very rich but they died when he was very young, but Nicholas listened to the words in the Bible to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor." He became a bishop and he gave his whole life to help the poor and sick. He was always very kind to those in need, especially children. He would go around and throw money and small toys in through the windows, so he became a saint.
Children started to polish their shoes and leave them out in the hope that he would come.