Saturday, December 14, 2013

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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6 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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
    Kevin

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  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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