Monday, November 26, 2012

Holidays Around the World

Alright my peeps (All like-17 of you.. YEAH!!)  I'm looking for some help from you talented, experienced, amazing teachers!  I have 3 weeks left before winter intersession.. Can I get a HALLELUJAH?? The last week and a half, I want to take my kids on a "trip" around the world to explore and learn about all the holidays celebrated during this time.  Since this is my first year teaching, I was hoping you could help me..

I was looking for any ideas about activities to do, holidays to include, and books to use during Reading Workshop to help my kids get a really good understanding that Christmas isn't the only holiday celebrate during this time and not everyone celebrates, and of course, have a blast while doing it.  I've been looking on TPT and Pinterest but there are just SO many ideas it's hard to narrow them down. If you have any great ideas- please share!!! I'll share with you all of our fun when we go on intersession and I have some time to post pictures! :) Thanks a bunch!


  1. Hi there!

    I LOVE Scholastic resources:

    Here's a good book to check out:

    My recommendation is to have the students make a passport where they can record their journey through different countries, cultures, and holidays. Maybe make a basic template that they can fill in for each one you focus on, complete with a "stamp" section where they draw a picture of something to represent that holiday or culture.

    What a fun project - I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

    Joy in the Journey

    1. Thanks for the websites!! I thought about the passport idea and think I might use it! Thanks :)

  2. I love Rachelle Smiths Holidays Around the World Unit!! You'll have to check it out on TPT :)