The 5th graders and 1st graders at St. Gerard School are pen pals for the school year and do many things together. One of the special activities is the 5th graders make an Advent Calendar to help the 1st graders prepare for Christmas. These beautiful, detailed Advent Calendars have a window to open each day until Christmas. Behind the window is a special way to celebrate Advent. The 5th graders remember being in 1st grade and receiving an Advent Calendar so presenting them to their 1st grade pen pal is even more special.