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A Tree on The Door

December 15, 2013 | 4 Comments

I want to share another activity I did with my students last week.

I gave them a Christmas bauble template and told them they would do the following tasks: ( as we have recently done “perhaps”, “definitely”, “maybe” to talk about future)












  • Write the followings on your Christmas Tree Ornament, then decorate your ornament, cut it and hand in to your teacher. You will create a Christmas Tree on the wall.
  • Your name:
  • Presents you want to get at Christmas.
  • Presents you will give to your family and friends.
  • 2 things you will do during the Christmas break.
  • 5 things you will do in the New Year ( 2014)










I will also do “like” and “as” with another class tomorrow so I’m planning to assign them to write a poem on their baubles.

Here’s the skeleton of their poems

  • Christmas sounds like —
  • Christmas tastes like —-
  • Christmas feels like —
  • Christmas looks like —
  • Christmas smells like —
  • Christmas sounds like —-
  • Christmas is a time
  • When —


4 Comments so far

  1.    Claire Archibald on December 15, 2013 5:57 pm      Reply

    Brilliant idea, thanks for sharing!

  2.    Sheila Burkett on December 15, 2013 9:10 pm      Reply

    WONDERFUL activity. This will tie in nicely with their holiday research projects. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3.    Mirela on December 16, 2013 5:40 am      Reply

    Excellent idea, I’m going to try it today :) thanks for sharing

  4.    Susan on December 16, 2013 6:01 am      Reply

    The beauty of this idea is that classes with a wide range of proficiency levels can all make a great tree.

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