I found this Santa in a box when I was cleaning this weekend. I made it in elementary school in the 1960’s, so it is 50 + years old. It has brought back some great memories of the past. Here are a few Christmas school memories that I remember...
Decorating a classroom tree with paper chains and popcorn.
Drawing names and exchanging presents with my classmates.
Lining up to present our presents to the teacher.
Spending afternoons making crafts (like my cute Santa) and yes sneaking a taste of the paste.
Learning how to sing “Silent Night” in German.
Performing the Nativity as our Christmas Class Play.
Making a Reader’s Digest Magazine into a tree and spray painting it green.
Making a bowl out of clay as a present for my mom.
Obviously the things teachers take the time to do with their students at Christmastime will create lasting memories, mine have survived over five decades. So as teachers work to make it through the exhaustion and chaos of the last week before the holidays, remember, you are creating memories that will not be forgotten.
Here are some of my favorite activities I love to do with my students. These products are packed full of future memories.