As you know, we have started our 'Holidays around the World' unit of study. We started by thinking about our place on the planet--our home, our town, our state, our country, our continent, our planet. We are currently making a flip book about these geography skills. Yesterday, student created these wonderful paper plate Santa Claus projects. A few students decided to make elves instead. I love the finished products! We will learn more about how Santa is depicted around the world, including names for Santa in various languages and differences in his clothing. This, of course, connects to the Christmas holiday, which is one of the traditions we'll study in this unit.