The excitement was high as the students walked into class on Thursday, December 15. They had eagerly been awaiting our Christmas Party since the day they learned about our secret gift exchange. The presents were piled high around our little tree and the smiles were wide as our festivities began.
After a delicious pizza party, the students began the rotation of Christmas crafts. They decorated mini-gingerbread marshmallow men, made pattern bead candy canes, created a picture frame ornament, designed a paint swirl ornament, and even mixed up a delicious blend of ingredients for some reindeer food!
Once we had the room cleaned up we began our secret gift exchange. The students came up one at a time to get the gift they had chosen for their friend and call him or her up to open it in front of the class. What a joy to see the excitement on their faces as they learned first hand that it is better to give than to receive!
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all the family members who came out to help make our day a huge success!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!