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Mrs. Lafferty’s Students Creating Christmas in the Classroom for a Win – Win

Imagine a class full of curious and creative students eager to help their teacher decorate for the Christmas holidays.

Mrs. Lafferty's 3rd grade class decorates her room with homemade gingerbread houses.

In that classroom the teacher and her students will talk about patterns, perimeters, matter, and the history of a tradition. They will read books of fables, play Christmas music, and sing along to the songs they’ve listened to since they were very small children.

Mrs. Lafferty's 3rd grade class decorates her room with homemade gingerbread houses.

They will apply the knowledge they have learned in art classes, be original in their thinking, and share ideas with their neighbors.

Mrs. Lafferty's 3rd grade class decorates her room with homemade gingerbread houses.

Though they hardly ever turn down a sweet treat, the students are focused on creating the most spectacular decoration for their collective piece.

Mrs. Lafferty's 3rd grade class decorates her room with homemade gingerbread houses.
Mrs. Lafferty's 3rd grade class decorates her room with homemade gingerbread houses.

As a result, the room is decorated beautifully, but maybe even more importantly, these third graders feel a sense of pride and accomplishment from an activity planned by their teacher.

Mrs. Lafferty's 3rd grade class decorates her room with homemade gingerbread houses.

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