The holiday season is definitely in full swing in Room 411! We are busy doing our shopping at a school fund raiser we call the Holiday Shop, and practicing our lines for the upcoming Christmas play/musical. It’s hard not to get into the Christmas spirit when you work with kids, and I consider that a good thing.
A lot of students like to give teachers a gift at Christmas time. Usually I’m not much on receiving gifts – just not my “love language.” Unless it’s chocolate! I will always make an exception for chocolate. In the past I’ve requested that students consider buying a board game or card game that we can play during inside recess. That was a genius move on my part and explains why I have such an awesome game cabinet. However, some kiddos still want to give something a little more personal, and that’s okay, too. Whatever the gift or motivation, I like to acknowledge their kindness with a thank you note. I created a set of holiday thank you notes that are easy to print and prep so you’re ready to be gracious when offered a heart-felt gift.
The freebie offered in today’s post comes in a few variations although they all have the same text and are formatted four to a page. If you can print in color, these four notes have a Christmas image and text in the traditional green and red colors.
This set of notes is when you want/need to save your color ink.
Finally, there’s a set of plain notes that could easily be used any time of year.
If you’re hosting a Christmas party with your students this year, and you need some inspiration then check out this post I wrote last year that has some ideas you might find useful. Regular readers of The Reflective Educator will know that I’m going to take a month off from the blog and enjoy the Christmas and New Year’s break with my friends and family. Hopefully you also have planned to do some fun activities that refresh your soul and renew your spirit, too. Of course for me that will include reflecting on 2017 and setting some goals for 2018. Happy teaching!