this is the first year that we made a jesse tree. it was a great experience and we will totally be making it a tradition. it was so much better than any advent calendar. there are daily readings and then we make an ornament for the tree to represent the passage. we did skip some of the suggested readings (like abraham almost sacrificing isaac) and the boys didn’t want to make ornaments every day but i think that made it even better: things like this at school that are forced are a chore but when it is something done when one wants to do it it is a joy to which one can look forward!