Today was Santa hat day and we also traveled to China where we made lanterns and put a wish inside. Since the lanterns in China have a flame inside to help them float into the air and we couldn't put flames inside of our lanterns, we put our wishes on bright green paper and placed them inside the lantern to "light them up". We had fun floating our lanterns around the classroom in the afternoon. A special thank you to Katie Manner for embroidering the students' name on the Santa hats.
I'm a kindergarten teacher at Pinecrest Elementary School in Hastings, MN.