Here's a ppt about Santa and writing letters to Santa.

I'm having a letters to Santa contest, so this is the introduction to that. Maybe some of you can use this, or part of it for your own classes.

Key to making it successful is getting really good prizes. I have candy canes with Christmas jelly candies for the runners up (7 runners up in each grade) and the winner in each grade gets the candy cane with jelly candy as well as a Christmas box shaped like a Christmas character filled with Chocolate. What you do doesn't have to be so extravagant, but if you want good results the students have to be excited about the prizes.

I left a big Christmas box on my desk in the teachers' room that the students could slip the letters in to.

To see some of the amazing letters I got last year, check out this link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.704222340880.2295001.25900329&type=1&l=f680345cf7 The album should be public.

I'm having a letters to Santa contest, so this is the introduction to that. Maybe some of you can use this, or part of it for your own classes.

**UPDATE:**Hey everyone. This lesson was one of my most successful lessons last year. I made doing the assignment voluntary because the students were expected to work on it during their own time. (However, my co-teachers gave them a bit of their own post-exam class time to work on the letters in class) Out of the 800 students I have, about 200 actually did it... which I was impressed with.Key to making it successful is getting really good prizes. I have candy canes with Christmas jelly candies for the runners up (7 runners up in each grade) and the winner in each grade gets the candy cane with jelly candy as well as a Christmas box shaped like a Christmas character filled with Chocolate. What you do doesn't have to be so extravagant, but if you want good results the students have to be excited about the prizes.

I left a big Christmas box on my desk in the teachers' room that the students could slip the letters in to.

To see some of the amazing letters I got last year, check out this link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.704222340880.2295001.25900329&type=1&l=f680345cf7 The album should be public.

**Update 2**I uploaded the newest version of my powerpoint!