December 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday: St. Nicholas Day

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This coming Saturday is St. Nicholas Day, one of my favorite holidays during Advent. Many people don't realize that Santa Claus descends from this beloved Catholic saint who filled the stockings of his poor parishioners, rescued sailors, and protected children while he was the bishop of Myra many centuries ago.

The following post originally appeared on The Teacher's Desk 6 on Dec. 7, 2013.

On Friday, we celebrated St. Nicholas Day with our annual tree lighting, pajama party, Read for 2014 activities. It is a GREAT day that all the students in K-6th grade really look forward to. We even had a special visit from St. Nicholas himself (shhh! It's really one of our high school teachers dressed to look like the kindly, merciful bishop from whom descends our modern Santa Claus) who left a bag of treats in each student's shoe.

A little later in the day we played a game of St. Nicholas ZAP! wherein students practiced identifying subjects and predicates while learning about the kindly saint. Even my eighth graders enjoyed this fun-filled learning game!

I then gave my fifth and sixth graders a little St. Nicholas Day gift... a St. Nicholas brag tag to help them remember our fun day. My kiddos LOVE brag tags! You can download a set of St. Nicholas brag tags for your students HERE or by clicking on the graphic below. 

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

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