I love this time of year! The holidays always make me think about other people and how special I want them to feel!
This writing is something that the students and I love to do. We first start off by talking about friendship and how thankful we are. We make a list of all the people we care about and then start generating reasons why! We pick someone to "highlight" and we start drafting! Students write on as many lined pieces of paper (attached in this file) as needed and use any of the 3 covers to place on top. We hang these in the hall and staple just the top part, so that other students in the hall can walk by and lift the flap to read!
Right before we leave for break, we take them out of the hallway and have students give their present to the special person they wrote about as their "gift".
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