Over the month of December, I have parents come in and read a holiday book and create an ornament with kids. December is such a hard month for kids to stay focused and with this project, kids are reading. I also have kids take AR tests on the books so that I have some reading grades. Parents fill out this form saying that they are interested, as well as list the book/ornament they would like to make. Once you have the forms back, you make a schedule and voila! I decorate a class tree with all of the ornaments. On the last day before winter break, kids bring tissue paper and a shoebox. We neatly pack the ornaments and they are keepsakes for parents.