So last night, on our way back from getting that Lego set at Toys R Us, my daughter mentioned that today, which is the last school day before Christmas, Anderson’s class is watching The Polar Express then, after lunch there will be a school assembly where the whole school will be singing Christmas carols. Families are invited.
Well, today is also the day I volunteer in Anderson’s class so I’m not sure if they need me or not but I am going in anyway. Then I got to thinking that if I had some bells on hand, I could make a jingle bell necklace for each of his classmates. I used to do that with my students every year after reading them The Polar Express and the kids always loved the bells. But it was late and the stores were closed. I remembered seeing a package of bells but I knew there weren’t enough in the package. Then when I was getting some wrapping paper for his teacher’s gift, I found two more packages of bells! Each package has nine bells. I had three packs so twenty-seven bells. There are twenty-seven kids in his class! Perfect! Meant to be! So I found my sparkly ribbon and sat and made the necklaces while watching The Polar Express!
I hope they like them and there’s not too much of a fuss because they are different colors. Usually I get them all the same color but this time there was no time!