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Dear Santa: Letters from Ann Shackleton's class

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Locust Grove Elementary teacher Ann Shackleton said her wish for her first-graders in 2012 is "for each and every one of my students to feel confident in our room and to know they are smart, kind and wonderful!"

Her favorite holiday tradition involves an ornament.

"Each year we write our wish for the New Year and place it in our 'wishes' ornament," she said. "It is fun to read our wishes from last year."

Shackleton said she is excited to "spend time with my wonderful
husband and daughters" during winter break.

Santa Claus,
I want a bow and arrow.  I have been good and I got a train in my room.  I
get in the treasure box all those days because I have been good.  I did get a
lot of tickets.  Santa, how do you fly if your reindeers wonder off?
Love,
Christopher

Dear Santa,
I want Mind Flex and Sky Landers.  I want Fortune Street.  I want a toy bow
and arrow.  I help my mommy cook super.  I will leave you cookies.
Love,
Kaysen

Dear Santa,
I hope the reindeers are doing awesome.  What about Mrs. Santa Claus?  I have
been a very, very good girl.  I want for Christmas is a Monster High and
Monster High sleepover because I will play with it everyday and every night
and every morning.  I would love that.  I would forever write a note for you.
Love,
Sophia

Dear Santa,
I want an iPad and a DSIXL and I have been a good boy this year.
 From,
John

Dear Santa Claus,
I have been a good girl this year.  I have been thinking about what I  want,
ok… 1.  I want an iPod touch.  2.  I want a chalk scooter.  and 3.  A
diary.  Please can I have everything?  If I get all that I would be lucky.
P.S.  Merry Christmas!
Love,
Kelli

Dear Santa Claus,
I hope you and your reindeers are doing good at the North Pole.  I have been
a very good girl this year.  You deserve a cookie!  I want an iPod touch for
Christmas.  Only if you can bring me one.  I love you so, so, so, so, so, so,
so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so much!  You are the
best to me.  You are so lucky to ride on a sleigh.  P.S. Merry Christmas!
Love,
Macey

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is a LEGO Ninjago Jay's Storm, Mario and Luigi
starting set, Sonic Sneakers, a Kirby mask, LEGO Garmadon's Dark Fortress
Ninjago, LEGO Ninjago Figure Clock – Kai, LEGO Star Wars Yoda, LEGO Ninjago
Red Dragon.  LEGO Ninjago Blue Dragon.  LEGO Ninjago Black Dragon and an iPod
touch.  P.S. Do you really like cookies and milk?
Love,
Dustin

Dear Santa Claus,
All I want for Christmas is a iPod touch and Biscuit books so they can help
me read and Zhu Zhu pets.  By the way, is it snowing in the North Pole?  P.S.
Do you like cookies as much as I do?  I’ll make you some good cookies and
also have a good Christmas to you and to all a good night.  P.S.S I love your
toys!
Love,
Julia

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you and your elves and reindeer doing?  I have been helping people
spell and write.  I really want a iPod touch for Christmas so I could teach
my friends and play games and watch videos and call my friends and if there
is an emergency at school I could call my mom or dad to pick me up.  P.S.
Merry Christmas!  I will also give you milk and cookies and I will ask my mom
if I can leave some carrots.
Love,
Skylar

Dear Santa,
Are you doing good at the North Pole?  Is it freezing at the North Pole?  All
I want for Christmas is 4 things and they are Legendary Richu Medal Pack and
LEGO Police Station, and LEGO Fire Station, iPod touch and that’s all I
want for Christmas.  P.S. when Kane got hurt I offered to take him to the
nurse and I paid attention to the teacher.
Love,
Alex

Dear Santa Claus,
I hope your reindeer are doing well.  I’m going to make you lots of
cookies.  I’ve been a good girl this year.  I would like a chalk skooter, a
iPod touch also.  Have a merry Christmas!
Love,
Reese Middleton
I love you Santa!

Dear Santa Claus,
Are the reindeer and elves doing good?  Is it freeeeeeeezing in the North
Pole?  What I want the most is a Play Station 3, iPod touch, angry birds
stuffed animals.  I should deserve them because I have respected the teacher.
 P.S. You are so sweet pleeeeease get me what is on my list.  I have turned
on the Christmas tree for my mom and made a tree for my DoDo.  Have a merry
Christmas.
Sincerely,
Your Friend, Kane

Dear Santa,
How are you doing at the North Pole?  What I want for Christmas is Yoshi plus
9 X Box 360 Sonic Sneakers, iPod touch, iPad, Angry bird stuffed animals,
play station 3 Poptropica DS game!  P.S. I really want all the things on my
Christmas list!
Love,
Haelix

Dear Santa,
How are you doing at the North Pole with your reindeer and elves?  I have
been such a good boy.  Can I please have L Drago because he is such a good
Beyblade?  He can defeat any Beyblade.  He is a champion.  I want an angry
birds stuffed animal because I’ve been wanting one for a long time.
Besides, who has every heard of a bird killing a pig?  I want an iPod touch
so I won’t be bored and I can text and play games.  I want a remote control
car so I can practice driving.  Merry Christmas Santa!
Love,
J.T.

Dear Santa,
How are the elves doing?  I hope you don’t call figgy pudding on my house.
I want to meet Rudolph.  Please!  I would leave you some oatmeal raisin
cookies and chocolate milk.  I really want you to meet my mom and my dad.  I
want a reindeer.  P.S.  Besides, do you like oatmeal raisin cookies?
Sincerely,
Luke

Dear Santa,
iPad please.  That would be nice.  I would leave more milk and cookies which
I would anyways.  A sim card please for my camera because my camera is out of
pictures.  An electric scooter please.  I need a new one because my dog
knocked it over and it broke.  I made my mom a book.
Love,
Daniel

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is for you to meet the gentle folks in LaGrange!  I
want two thunder cats.  I want four Harry Potters and one Harry Potter wand
and the Lion King Castle.  I will leave you milk and cookies.
Love,
Nicolas

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing?  I have been good by playing with my friend Nick.  I want
Littlest Pet Shop with the dolls in Littlest Pet Shop.  So my old Littlest
Pet Shop has friends and I want a Barbie Dream House and some surprises.
Love,
Maddie

Dear Santa,
I have helped my Mom by putting the dishes into the sink.  I have been
a good boy all year long.  I would like to have a Lego Skull Truck for
Christmas please.  Please bring my sister Ashley a LaLaLoopsy doll.
Thank you Santa,
Bobby

Dear Santa,
I helped my dad wash the dishes once and I teach my brother how to
play my ds.  I would like a Lego Ninjago.  There is a red, blue, white, black
and green ones.  Sin cae is the green ninja.  I would also like a skooter
that you put chalk on so you can leave a track behind.  I want a ds game and
it is the lightning game #2.
Love,
Noah

Dear Santa,
I hope you have a magical Christmas!  I want a LaLaLoopsey ds game.
How are you doing?  Are you good?  I pulled my tooth out while I was on my
sit-upon in Mrs. Shackleton’s class.  Don’t be naughty Santa!  I’ve
been real good because I’ve been rewarded sometimes.  I clean up my room
with my Mom, I say please and thank you when ever my Aunt is here in my house
and I have been good almost every day!
Love,
Arlie