“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
-- Ignacio Estrada

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter Holidays

We are in the thick of Winter Holidays! I always enjoy this unit every year because I get to know a little bit more about the students as well as family traditions. 

Last week we focused on Hanukkah. The students enjoyed listening to books about Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. One story that was quite a favorite, Eight Nights of Hanukkah, provided a repetitive text which was programed onto the Big Mac switch. Each student was able to help "read" the story.

This week we will be focusing on Christmas and the traditions that family have during the holidays. We will discuss a little more about traditions and holiday events that take place around the city.  Each day we will add a little more to our Glogster poster about holiday traditions. By the end of the week, we will complete the poster and share it with our Room 5 Friends from Cleveland. We will also share it on this blog to get feedback on our post as well.

What holiday(s) do you celebrate? What is your family holiday tradition?? Please comment below and include your location so we can see where different traditions my come from.

My family celebrates Christmas. One of the traditions with my family is to go downtown and look at the lights and the tree on Fountain Square. On this night, we do something very special.....we have ice cream for dinner!! Yes, we get ice cream at Graeter's (my favorite ice cream ever!) and eat it on Fountain Square. Afterwards, we drive around town looking at all the Christmas lights. ~Mrs. Broxterman

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