Everyone loves to receive a personal letters or home made Christmas card. Unfortunately, this kind of communication is a dying art.
Well, not at Sacred Heart High School!
This year almost 200 students from grade 7 and 8 classes spread the joy of Christmas by writing letter and making Christmas cards for their peers in Europe.
Over the period of 4 classes, students learned how to write a friendly letter (as many of our students did so for the first time in their life) and to address an envelope. They also enjoyed making unique Christmas cards and writing personal and heartwarming Christmas wishes.
Students were very engaged and enjoyed working on this project. Coming to the Learning Commons provided them with an alternate, comfortable workspace. Using colourful pens, stickers and washi tapes allowed them to unleash their creativity and to have some fun. They loved writing out the good copies of their letters on Christmas themed paper. Ms. Daigeler, Ms Ebner, Ms Thompson, Mr. Moss and Mr. DeLuca did a great job ensuring that all the cards and letter were completed on time and ready to be send off to Europe before the post office cut off date.
The recipients of those letters and cards are grade 7 to 9 English Immersion Program students from Aranda de Duero in Spain, Poznan in Poland and Berlin in Germany.
Since this is an exchange project, our students are now waiting patiently for the packages of Christmas cards and letters to arrive at our school sometimes during the next 3 weeks. We'll share our impressions when the mail arrives...
In the meantime, take a look at all the work we've done: