Here's a fun writing activity for the students as they become restless and ready for a December break. They decorate an ornament(or tree) and write a descriptive paragraph for it. Then they share ornaments (or tree) and the class tries to guess which ornament (or tree) is being described. You can keep the decorating as simple as you'd like, or you can get out the glitter and sequins.
-one written example
-2 writing frames for the ornament
-final copy paper for the ornament
-2 writing frames for the tree
-final copy paper for the tree