Nyzaiah DeJarnett opens a gift he received during his class' Christmas party at Clanton Elementary School on Thursday.
Nyzaiah DeJarnett opens a gift he received during his class' Christmas party at Clanton Elementary School on Thursday.

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Kindergarteners get in Christmas spirit before break

Published 6:52pm Thursday, December 19, 2013

Suzy Seales’ kindergarten class at Clanton Elementary School spent Thursday celebrating the impending arrival of Christmas break.

Students made Santa handprints in the morning and constructed Christmas ornaments in art class.

Seales said they each received a bag filled with “reindeer food,” a shiny mixture of colored sugar crystals and oatmeal they can throw outside on Christmas Eve night for Santa’s reindeer to see.

Students were allowed to bring goodie bags for their classmates, and parents were invited to the classroom as everyone ate pizza, chips and cookies.

“They had candy galore,” Seales said. “They’re full of sugar.”

Seales played the movie “The Polar Express” before school dismissed.

Liesa Simpson and Lela Beadlecomb said they liked the whistles they got as gifts.

When asked what she likes about Christmas, Simpson said, “I love Christmas because it’s about Jesus.”

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