Kwanzaa, an African-American celebration of harvest and community, is celebrated from December 26 to January 1 each year. Many students are not familiar with Kwanzaa. Use a Collage created with digital images to help your students build background knowledge about this celebration.
For those in the Northern Hemisphere, Tuesday, December 22 marks both the shortest day and the longest night of the year. At this point in our calendar we officially shift from Fall into Winter. It is also when we look ahead to the days becoming progressively longer, meaning that the warmth and light of Spring is ahead.
Are your students exploring different holidays this season? Hanukkah is one that they will most likely encounter. Help frame their exploration of the Jewish Festival of Lights by using the Think, Puzzle, Explore (TPE) SOS strategy.
I am enjoying watching friend’s and family’s social media feeds fill with images of winter. Many of them have already received their first snowfall of the season and I’m jealous. Call me crazy (and most of my colleagues have!) but I LOVE snow! I actually enjoy shoveling! In fact, last year, my 7 year old
Tis’ the season to spend time in thankful reflection of the people, places, things, and events that mean the most. Every day in my Facebook and Twitter feeds I see stories, images, and the faces of our community members which continually reminds me, how blessed I am to work along side each of you. I