Reindeer Job Application

A few years ago I got this cute Rudolph idea. I got it from LoveTwoTeach. Even though her idea was made for 1st graders, my 5th graders LOVED it! I adapted the job application to make it more appropriate for 5th graders. 

Here are how some of my reindeer turned out:
 I made one too! Hehe!

Some of kids wrote the funniest things on their application. Here are some of my favorites...

Qualifications: What talents and skills do you have that would help you be a good employee?
  • My skills are either playing video games or being lazy.
  • I have a unique scence of fastion.
  • I am good at resisting boredom
  • I found some pixie dust the other day so I can fly really good.
  • I believe in Santa and I have a shiny red nose.
  • I'm kind of a night person.
  • I love carrots and apples.
  • I'm actually kind of immortal.
  • I'm a fast thinker, I could get you out of some situations.
  • I love milk and cookies so I could help santa out.
  • I have very good math skills and can do multiplication, so that might come in handy.
  • I'm good at dodgeball.
Why do you want to work for Santa?
  • I want to know who he is and if he's real.
  • Well... to be honest, I want free toys.
  • I love Santa. Probably my favorite thing about him is he's sososo sneaky.
  • Well I believe in everything - Santa, Heavenly Father, tooth fairy (kind of.)
  • I'd also like to get to play with magic everyday.
  • I don't want Christmas to be cancelled.
  • I'm never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever busy on Christmas Eve.
Why would you make a good reindeer? 
  • I've watched all the reindeer movies.
  • I hate brussel sprouts.
  • I will not whine, cry, be mean, or eat chocolate bars before or while flying.
  • I do not show off and I'm not bossy.
  • I would help Santa, like if he needed me to move a couch I would move the couch.
  • I'm kind of sneaky and I can keep a secret.
  • I've never been on the bad list or gotten any coal.
  • I think I'd be a good reindeer because I can read signs (that are in English).
Once we made our reindeer and filled out our job applications, I got out my student laptops (yes, I have a half classroom set - I'm an eMINTS teacher...) and my students started making an audition video to send to Santa. I am teaching them how to use iMovie to film and edit a video of themselves. If I have enough time, I might even turn this into a persuasive essay project and have my students write a 5 paragraph essay on why Santa should hire them. 

Thanks for the great idea, LoveTwoTeach!

Be ready for a post from Rachelle for a behind the scenes look of Holidays Around the World with her class {with free downloads and an outline of her lesson plans}!


vicky1970 said...

Hi Natalie - this is soo cute! I bet your 5th graders had fun with it. I especially love yours. :o)
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Kristen said...

those responses are hysterical and so 5th grade! I love it Natalie!!

Tara said...

So super cute! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to use this:)

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smoran892 said...

"I'm actually kind of immortal" hahahhaha! Those are great, Natalie - so cute!


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Kelley Cirrito said...

I love this!! I also love your Holidays Around the World Unit! This is my second year using them and it is really my favorite thing to teach and my favorite thing I have bought on TpT!

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

I love this, Natalie!! I looks so cute! :)

Jessica said...

What a great idea! I love how you included photos with antlers. Such a great touch.

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Krystal said...

How fun!! I'm curious to see what types of answers my 2nd graders come up with!!

Christine said...

Great idea - just the kind of thing I've been looking for for writing this week! Thanks! :)

Nick said...

Thank you, I learned a lot from your article.

Unknown said...

I would love to use this with my students next week. Could you approve my request for the download? Thanks!!!

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