A really quick idea here. Even though I'm not a big TV fan, I do love Christmas adverts! One that has always stuck with me is a Boots ad from 2013, in which a teenage boy appears to be up to no good, but in actual fact is leaving gifts for people anonymously. You might remember it:
So, inspired by this, my class are going to make some anonymous Christmas cards. I'll show them the video first and pause it at 20s to ask what they think the boy is up to. At the end, we'll chat about why he might have left the presents anonymously.
We're going to think about who helps us at school and why we are grateful to them. We'll write this inside a card and leave it somewhere for them. It could be their foreign language teacher, the office lady, one of the cleaning team, our handyman, the headmistress... but they must think about why they want to leave them a card. Thoughtful is the key. Each child will make 3 cards and the challenge is to leave them without anyone knowing. When they have, they let me know and get a high five in return. That's it. Simple. The reward is knowing you made someone's day.
I'm going to leave them to be free and creative with their cards for this particular project. I want them to be able to design cards that they know the recipient will love!
Hi! I'm Mrs P: passionate primary school teacher!