Third graders at Baxterville School are getting into the Christmas spirit by writing letters to Santa.
Students must learn how to write a friendly letter as part of the third grade curriculum.
"It makes the teaching writing assignment much easier when they show so much interest and enthusiasm in it," said teacher Ranae Weatherford.
The final letters will not only go to Saint Nicholas, but also to the Lamar Times.
"The student's letters will be sent to the Lamar Times for publication in the Christmas edition," said Weatherford.