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Week of December 7th

Gingerbread Houses

The students had a great time making gingerbread houses with the residents of the Good Samaritan Center in DeSmet. It was a great service-learning project for our kids. Some of them even had special visitors such as grandparents, or aunts/uncles! The kids didn't mind bringing home a little extra sugar, either!
Gingerbread Houses

White Elephant Gift

Our class will be having a White Elephant Gift Exchange on Tuesday, December 22nd before we dismiss for the Christmas break. If students want to participate, they can bring a "recycled gift" (value of less than $5) that they would like to exchange. Gifts can be silly, or odd, but must be appropriate for school. Students are not required by any means to bring a white elephant gift and should not go out and buy a gift!

Angel Tree

The 5th grade class generously donated almost $200 to put towards gifts for our 8 Angel Tree recipients. The students wrapped and labeled gifts on Friday and they will be taken to the Courthouse on Monday. We talked about how important it is to remember others during this Christmas time and how great we should all feel for focusing on being givers. I am proud of these kids and so thankful for everyone's generosity towards this project. May we all be grateful to be able to enjoy this holiday season with those we love!

Some of the students wanted to share their reflections on this Angel tree project.

*Kayla: I thought it was really cool and nice how we were thinking of other people that don't get Christmas.

*Cori: I thought it was fun wrapping the presents for people who don't have that much.

*Emma S.: I thought that it was a lot of fun to help wrap the gifts for kids who don't get gifts for Christmas.

*Olivia: I thought that it was cool that our class donated money for presents for kids who might not get as much as us.

*Tucker: I think that its cool because there are kids that don't get presents for Christmas, so I wanted to help them.

*Dylan R.: I think it was very cool because the kids get presents but you don't get to see them open them.

*Jacie: It was fun because we got to experience what people don't have and see what they need. And, you get to experience what it feels like to be a giver.

Band Notes

I am so proud of the band for their wonderful first concert! What a beautiful gift music is! We set a goal for ourselves at the beginning of the semester to reach 10,000 minutes of documented practice as a group. We have well exceeded our goal by logging over 15,000 minutes of practice since September! Woo hoo! No wonder we are doing so well! Keep up the great work of signing those practice records and encouraging your student to practice at home. Even a few minutes every day can make a world of difference.

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