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Weekly Update: Holidays Around the World

on December 15, 2011

It is almost time for Winter Break!  As we have been counting down, we have been learning about some Holidays Around the World.  We started with News2You last Friday, talking about the Nutcracker Ballet from Germany.  This week we learned a little about Christmas, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Hannukah, and St. Lucia Day.  One resource we used was an interactive website with information about Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/celebrate-winter-holidays.  Students enjoyed clicking on different pictures for each holiday. We made Nutcracker vests (pictures coming soon), kinaras, and pointesettias. Today we will play dreidel and finish up some holiday cards we are making for our Recess Buddies.

Tomorrow we will celebrate the upcoming break with our Recess Buddies after recess. They will come by our room and we will share the cards we made.  If timing allows, we will play a large group game. This will also be an opportunity to meet with small groups of the Buddies to do a final check in before the new year.

I posted some pictures from the week in the “Class Pictures!” section. Make sure to check there when you visit the site as I will try to keep current picture updates coming.  Also, make sure to scroll down on this home page to make sure you are up to date on all posts.

Reminder: the Edison Art Show is tonight!  We will have art work displayed with the second-graders’.  Room 125 worked hard on their art with Ms. Mansfield, and a bit in our classroom.  I hope you can come see your child’s hard work!

What a great start to the year we have had!  I am so proud of all of the students in Room 125. We have grown so much as a class these first few months of school.  Keep up the support you are giving at home, and the communication with me to support your children at school. I am so grateful for all of the support you provide to your children and our classroom. I look forward to a great start to 2012 with all of your children and your families!

Have a great Winter Break!

-Ms. Wales


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