What if you had three Christmas trees and a lot of decorations? How would YOU divide the ornaments between the trees? The students all solved this problem in different ways. Check their blogs for their solutions. (We were inspired to solve this problem by other classes talking about this on Twitter.)
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!
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.
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.