After searching the internet for an ornament activity to do with my middle school students, I was unable to find anything that wasn’t geared towards younger children. So, I decided to create a lesson to do with them that could be educational and also create a keepsake to hang from the tree.
Students write compliments to their classmates, and their words of kindness are turned into an ornament.
My 8th grade students loved the lesson and ornaments, and I was able to work out all the kinks before sharing with you!
I am also excited to announce that I have joined the world of TeacherspayTeachers. I originally had the opinion that teachers should just be generous and share their work with others for free, out of the goodness of their hearts. Surprisingly, A LOT of lessons are free (including this ornament one), but the ones that do cost are definitely worth it. After seeing the quality, I now understand the time and effort that went into the activities, lessons, posters, etc. and definitely think the teachers who created them deserve to be compensated.
I doubt I will be charging for anything anytime soon, but am kind of excited to have a new outlet to possibly earn some extra moula.