Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Operation Christmas Child

A few weeks back the fifth grade teacher at my school presented the idea of having all the children in our school participate in the Operation Christmas Child program this year.  It is a wonderful program and if you have not heard about it you should take a moment and go to their link.   It is an amazing way to bring Christmas to children around the world.

The past week the children in my class brought in lots of crayons, stuffed animals, toothpaste, soap, coloring books, candy, tooth brushes, little toys, puzzles,  lots of wonderful little treasures.  We collected an entire box full of things.   We watched and learned as much as we could about the program and the children in Operation Christmas Child.
Most of the classrooms in our school collected at least one or two boxes full of treasures.

Then we drew pictures to decorated the inside of our shoeboxes and wrote a class letter to the children who will receive our boxes.

Today was packing day and we went down to the lunchroom and we were able to pick out all the wonderful things to pack in our boxes.  We packed two shoeboxes:  one for a girl and one for a boy.

At the end of the school day we prayed with all the other children in our school for the children who will receive our boxes.  We are very excited to find out what country our boxes will go to....

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