One of the best things we do at our school is the annual Christmas store. The generous people from our school community donate new or gently used items and our School Community Council sorts them onto tables for twenty five cents, fifty cents, seventy five cents and one dollar.
Our big buddies came with us to the store to help us sort out the money issues and we gleefully shopped and shopped.
When all the purchases had been made, more wonderful volunteers wrapped the gifts for us.
There was a class full of happy children who couldn’t wait to get home with their gifts!
Each day in December, someone gets to open a gift from under our tree. Each present contains a new book for our classroom. Opening the parcel to find out what our new book is is a definite highlight each day.
Our school community contains some of the most generous people I know. Year after year, they give towards all of the charities and projects the school sponsors. Thank you, Westmount!
All of the classes in the school participated in Operation Christmas Child, so when the time came to deliver the boxes to the waiting ambulance for transport, all the students chipped in to get them there.
Not all of the children were present on the last day of school to be included in these photos, but from ALL of us in the classroom, have a very happy holiday season. We’ll be back sharing our learning in the new year.
Before the Christmas break, some of the students tweeted secrets about Santa, information that only they knew about the jolly man. The tweets are aggregated together below. Ms. Lirenman’s class in Surrey, B.C. started the hashtag that we used to tweet these little known facts.
This fall our school has a Generosity Club. The club has done a variety of great projects but this month they have been working on filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Everyone helped to load the boxes for transport.
Did you know that Santa has secrets? Things that he never reveals to anyone?
Some six and seven year old students KNOW those secrets. This week, students from several primary classes tweeted about those secrets. Below are a few of those secrets from students in our classroom. You can see all of the secrets here.
This Christmas we received gifts from two wonderful teachers. Mrs. Marrinan, who teaches in Brisbane, sent us a beautiful electronic advent calendar and Mrs. Knee from New Hampshire sent us an Elephant and Piggie book. These books are the hands-down favourites in our classroom. Some of the students helped to say “thank you” in this video.