December 19, 2008

Christmas Elves

Sometimes, the best lessons happen outside of the classroom. For our December service project, our students participated in a Letters to Santa campaign. We adopted two kindergarten classes in a nearby city and our students fulfilled the Christmas wishes of each child.

They line to adopt a child stretched outside the classroom on sign-up day. Students spent days contemplating and shopping for the perfect gifts. I was overwhelmed at their generosity - and that they were sincere in their efforts to please these children.

I was fortunate enough to take a small group of children to deliver the gifts. It was such an amazing experience to stand there and watch my students act as Santa's Elves. They were so excited to watch the reactions of those little guys as they tore into their presents. The smiles on those faces and the hugs my students received were probably the best gifts they will receive this year! I was so blessed to be a witness to that experience!

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