In 5E, we are doing a classroom activity called "Advent Angels" to celebrate the Christmas season. Advent Angels is basically "Secret Santa" with specific intention. I told the class that the purpose of Advent Angels is not to focus on getting gifts but rather to prepare the manger of our hearts for Jesus during this Advent season through encouraging, praying for, and spreading joy to one another. The Advent Angels guidelines are as follows:
-Students must leave at least one thing each week for their Advent Angel during these first two weeks of Advent (weeks of December 2nd and 9th). This could be a note of encouragement, a small gift that does not exceed $3, or a homemade item. Whatever is given must include a tag that says "To: _________ From: Your Advent Angel."
-Everyone is asked to bring in a wrapped gift for his/her Advent Angel that does not exceed $15 for our Christmas party on Friday, December 20. Once it has been wrapped, there should be a tag on it that reads, "To: ___________ From: Your Advent Angel." We will open the gifts together, and each child will have an opportunity to guess who his/her Advent Angel was.
We are very excited about this classroom activity, and I hope that you notice this at home as well!