Couldn't help but feature this "how to" piece from the Mall-ards. It's a perfect example of how teachers have tied the traditions of the holidays to the Writers' Workshop. The Mall-ards made these wonderful multi-stepped cinnamon-smelling ornaments as holiday presents for their families. After the children made the ornaments they wrote the directions. Notice how this young writer used the nonfiction conventions of labeling and captions from the previous unit on writing reports!