My class is treated to "Gifts of Giving" goodie bags just prior to our winter break. The idea originally came from Mrs. Bainbridge who does "Fill the Stockings". I changed mine a bit to meet each of my students' holiday tradition needs. The basic idea is to have students bring in a class set of goodies like seasonal pencils, candy canes, erasers, or holiday Dollar Store items. I send home a donation letter to parents, and those that want to send treats in do. All students decorate their gift cover and glue it to the front of a paper bag. As donations come in I fill the bags with all the treats and on our last day together every student has their own "Gifts of Giving" goodie bag. You can take a peek at my sample letter below and also grab a copy of my "Gifts of Giving" cover.
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