Students filled out a 4-column chart throughout the week as we learned about and celebrated a different holiday from around the world, each day.
Hanukkah: We read nonfiction books & fiction story books about the holiday, participated in activities, and played dreidel!
Kwanzaa: For this holiday, we focused on the 7 Principles and how we’d implement them into our daily lives. We also learned about the history of the holiday and how it was created and compared/contrasted it to Hanukkah. We also made Kinaras.
Eid / Ramadan: On this day, we allowed the kiddos that celebrate these holidays take the lead. Students brought in several cultural items to show and discuss. We also read a passage about the holiday and made a lantern using symbols of the holiday.
Polar Express Book Day
Christmas: We read books, finished our 4-column charts, and received presents!
I gave the kiddos all:
- a Snoopy eraser
- 2-3 books
- 1-2 crafts
- Candy Cane