Campbellsville Elementary School students recently learned the history of the Christmas tree.
In Doretha Sanders’s third-grade class, students learned all about the Christmas tree being a well-known symbol of life and home.
Students also learned that people used to decorate for the Christmas season by using nuts and fruits, and evergreen trees were used as Christmas trees because they keep their color throughout winter.
Sanders also told students that Germany was the first country to use the evergreen tree as a Christmas decoration.
As an activity for the unit, students used green paper to fold and cut into their own Christmas trees.
CES third-grader Chyanne Christie folds her paper to make her Christmas tree.
CES third-grader Jalen Embry folds his paper to make his Christmas tree.
CES third-graders Austin Sloan, at left, and Tiffani Gaddie cut their paper into a Christmas tree.
CES third-grader Raegan Gabehart cuts her paper into a Christmas tree.
CES third-grader Alyssa Knezevic folds her paper after cutting it.
CES third-graders Zehavah Negron, at left, and Alyssa Knezevic hold their finished Christmas trees.