Friday, December 27, 2013

Class Christmas Gifts

Aw, Christmas. A time of giving. This year was especially magical for my students. I hand made these ornaments for them as their gifts. We learn about heat conduction, so I used what I knew to melt crayons into these shatterproof balls using a hair dryer! Kids LOVED it.
I simply wrapped them in tissue paper and brought them in their original box. 

We have been talking about service this whole year. We work on decorating senior boxes for the food bank and sing Holiday Carols to our local assisted living home. We have been secretly doing service for a third grade class as well. We write them once a month and leave them surprises we have hand made each month as well. This month we made salt dough ornaments decorated in glitter. We NAILED them. Lol. The teacher willing let us set up a camera this month and we were able to watch their reactions. It was SPECTACULAR.

Another service we do is we work with the kindergartners. We love this. We have read to them, made math cookies, and this month handmade reindeer that you squeeze their mouth and they give you a kiss. This is very time consuming and you really need older kids to accomplish this task. All it was was canvas fabrics cut into and inch by inch, yarn, eyes, pipe cleaner, yarn needles, and kisses. Super sweet. We even added a yarn loop so they could be hung on their trees. 


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