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Gingerbread houses, Reindeer Facts, Magic Clay and Christmas around the World

Photo by Vicki Pearson/WDC Elementary WDC kindergarten students in Mandy Gallant's class celebrated the holiday by creating gingerbread houses. Shown here, D'Andre Hammond and Paraprofessional Sarah Carpenter work on a house. Parents, families, and friends joined in the fun with a wide variety of candy and treats to decorate houses. Gallant makes this an annual event in her classroom to teach manners, patience and following directions. Student's first day of winter vacation was Friday, Dec. 23. They ret...1 / 6
Photo by Vicki Pearson/WDC Elementary. Summer Pettit gets help with her holiday headwear from second-grade teacher Kali Matthiesen.2 / 6
Second-grade teacher Vicki Smith helps students with matching terms about Christmas.3 / 6
Photo by Vicki Pearson/WDC Elementary. Heidi VanDyke's first-graders at WDC Elementary are studying facts about reindeer. Grace Matthiesen, Inga Lakey and Jenna Toftum show off their creations.4 / 6
Aiden Sutherland writes about Reindeer facts.5 / 6
Photo by Vicki Pearson/ WDC Elementary. Wolverine students in Dan Savoie's fourth-grade classroom created ornaments from Model Magic clay that is light as air and dries quickly and easily. Demitri Benson shows his work.6 / 6