Welcome to Cedar Classical Academy’s Christmas Gift Guide!
Our staff has compiled gift recommendations for the children in your life. Keep scrolling for our practical, tried-and-true, and sometimes unconventional picks for this Christmas season!
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Boys Kindergarten-2nd Grade
- Mrs. Peng’s pick under $30: Thor’s Hammer “for imaginative play.”
Girls Kindergarten-2nd Grade
- Mrs. Peng’s pick for $15: Giant Tub of Markers
Girls & Boys Kindergarten-2nd Grade
- Mrs. Hull’s pick for $10: Taco, Cat, Goat, Cheese, Pizza.
- Mrs. Peng’s pick under $25: Mancala.
- Mrs. Berggren’s pick under $30: Adventures in Odyssey.
- Mr. Hummel’s pick under $40: Morakniv No. 2 “A great starter knife for training knife skills for ages 6 and up.”
- Mrs. Berggren’s pick under $100: Elephant and Piggie book set.
Boys 3rd-5th Grade
- Mrs. Peng’s $10 pick: Rubix Cube
- Mrs. Moll’s pick under $20: Morse Code Light.
- Mrs. DeGoffau’s pick “for hours of fun and learning”: Electronic Snap Circuits. Prices vary, starting at $20.
Girls 3rd-5th Grade
- Mr. Hummel’s pick under $10: A tourniquet, especially if they just learned about first aid and the circulation system.
- Mrs. Peng’s pick under $15: Johanna Basford Coloring Books.
- Mrs. Hummel’s gift pick for $20: Bohnanza.
- Mrs. Hawkins’s pick under $30: Crocheting Loom.
Girls 6th-9th Grade
- Mrs. Moll’s pick under $30: Felt Wee Folk ($19) + supplies (felt, wooden beads, embroidery floss)
- Mrs. Hawkins’s pick under $40: Miniature House Kit.
Fifteen of our favorite read-alouds:
- Mrs. Ackerman: The BFG by Roald Dahl.
- Mrs. Berggren: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
- Mrs. DeGoffau: Little Britches by Ralph Moody.
- Mrs. Hawkins: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
- Mrs. Hull: A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus
- Mr. Hummel: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
- Mrs. Hummel: Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld and Murder for Her Majesty Beth Hilgartner.
- Mrs. Peng: Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Mrs. Moll: The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson and Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry.
- Mrs. Hull’s pick under $30: Cover Your Kingdom.
- Mrs. Ackerman’s pick under $40: Pickleball Paddles. “It’s like tennis and ping pong had a baby.”
- Mrs. Ackerman’s 2nd pick under $40: Kam Jam. “Fun for the whole family!”