Best for grades 2-4
This poem is about a school doing a special scarf making Christmas project for their community. Everyone in every grade helped to tie 500 scarves which were then given to community neighbors in need of a warm gift. There is something amazing that happens in a school (or in any organization for that matter) when everyone works together to make and give something to someone else. Something they never asked for, but something each one surely needs. This poem is followed by a few comprehension and reflective questions, as well as a picture to draw. We made a colorful, creative bulletin out of the students' drawings, which we framed around a copy of the poem. We also added to the bulletin board our ideas for other projects we could do that would help our community neighbors. We titled the board, "Christmas Giving." It made us think a lot and prompted some excellent classroom discussions.
One Arts Infusion Collaborative seeks to create original poetry and music that support and enhance curricular content, celebrate holidays, stir imaginations, and help make meaningful connections to learning.