Saturday Celebration: Santa Workshop Fun!

Thank you to Ruth Ayres at Discover. Play. Build. for hosting the Celebration Link up.  I invite you to visit her site to read other bloggers' celebration posts.

As I posted on Tuesday, I decided to give the kids choice in creating their parents' gifts for the holidays.  I dug out craft supplies from my basement and cupboards at school and made a quick stop to Michael's (so much for saving any money) and brought everything in on Friday morning.  They had been brimming with excitement since I told them my plan earlier in the week.  Every once in awhile, I would hear snippets of conversation about plans for Christmas gifts.  (For the first time in many, many years, every student in my room celebrates Christmas).

Friday morning was a blast!  They thought of things I never would have considered (which is always the case isn't it?).  Take a peek and see how much fun the kids had and all the wonderful things they created.

I hope all of you have a wonderful week of things to celebrate.

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  1. Wow! There are some creative minds in that room! And that's why I sent Allie to your house for fun :)

  2. You just never know what will happen when kids have freedom to create. They will always remember the fun they had the year they got to create.

  3. Awesome. You could just see how the were loving every minute - what fun!

  4. Just terrific, Julie-love seeing all the gifts, but the gift to me are the smiles. The students looks so happy, & I assume the teacher is, too!

  5. Seems like you have a sort of Maker's Craft Faire underway there. I love the idea of putting a bunch 'o stuff in front of the kids and letting them take control of the creativity. It's beautiful to watch the kids at work, making stuff.
    Thanks for sharing

  6. It took a while for the slide show to get started but it was worth the wait. The energy, creativity and joy were visible. I hope there will me more opportunities to have this kind of fun in class.


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