My goal this year is to relax and enjoy the Christmas season while making some great memories with my family so...I have taken a different approach this year! I am that person who likes the presents to all match, the tree to match and everything to look just right. I have to admit in the past when my kids have helped decorate the tree and wrap gifts I have felt frustrated when things didn't look the way I wanted them to. BUT this year..I have decided to let them really help and have fun doing it! It has made everyone much happier including me! This mama thing is a journey that I am finding I just learn as I go. This is a present that my son wrapped by himself. He was super proud and so am I!!
The second thing I cut this year is baking..I know many LOVE to do this but not me! So, the kids and I bought some Christmas Oreos, filled this jars and delivered them to our neighbors! It was easy, cheap and we loved doing it together!
If you do a Polar Express unit in your classroom this is a great way to end it! It is a quick and meaningful way to affirm your students and tell them why they are so special to you!!