http://www.dltk-holidays.com/patrick/index.html         Kwanzaa Recipes                               http://www.ehow.com/video_2370487_music-kwanzaa-celebration.html http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-chinese-new-year-activities/ I’m not saying that holiday decorations need to be plastered around the classroom, or that whole weeks or months should be devoted to them (as is sometimes done in traditional education), but there is a place for remembering them. https://theculturetrip.com/south-america/brazil/articles/how-christmas-is-celebrated-in-brazil/              to Mrs. Mitchell's Virtual School https://www.thespruce.com/polish-christmas-customs-and-traditions-1136853        Month - http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/france.htm         http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/France.aspx                to say        Projects -               The Holidays - Web Sites for Kids. http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/motherdy.htm https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/960745/the-meaning-of-memorial-day/                                HolidayZone            France -           Norway - 4,672 Tamara Letter Holiday Writing. http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/argentina.htm (Feb. 22) -   Inert gases–what do they ‘want’? NewYear's Day-Martin Luther King's Birthday- GroundHog Day- Chinese New Year.           http://www.worldofchristmas.net/christmas-world/portugal.html, Russia - Be sure to celebrate holidays that are relevant to the children in your care. from Peggy Dunn -  http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/switzerland.htm              Hannukah - http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson040.shtml                        http://www.santas.net/argentinianchristmas.htm                             http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/denmark.htm Lessons in this unit.           The Many are made from materials you probably already have handy. http://www.santas.net/swedishchristmas.htm                           Ramadan - http://www.holidays.net/ramadan/ Learn what days states joined the union or President birthdays. 12 Ideas For Holiday Activities In The Classroom. Premise & Perspective: Frosty is told from a third-person narrative perspective, Topic/Theme/Thesis: loyalty/faith/friendship. http://family.disney.com/valentines-day                      (6th-8th Grade) Holiday Math Word Problems.                    New Year's Day info -                no matter how you are teaching this year. http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/portugal.shtml Folk and Fairy Tales Celebrating holidays in the classroom inclusively is an opportunity for educators to teach students about different belief systems, including atheism. Labor Day - http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/poland.shtml        http://www.ehow.com/christmas/kwanzaa.html         Activities and Celebrations for the classroom Australia - I’m all about teaching kids about world religions. http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/holland.shtml              http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson018.shtml http://italian.about.com/library/weekly/aa120600f.htm        Know Your School’s Holiday Policies. When Is? http://www.bhg.com/holidays/kwanzaa/recipes/  - http://www.vistawide.com/german/christmas/german_christmas_traditions.htm http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson039.shtml http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Denmark.aspx                 also France and Canada) Information about the holiday http://www.reindeerland.org/christmas-traditions/christmas-traditions-in-great-britain.htm Have students write one to two paragraphs answering the question, “What does ‘holiday spirit’ mean to you?” Have them focus on correct spelling and grammar. http://www.edhelper.com/MonthlyThemes.htm Do you celebrate holidays in the classroom? England https://www.weareteachers.com/best-earth-day-books-for-kids/            DLTK -                   February 2                                                               You can’t celebrate all holidays in a meaningful way in the classroom. This page was developed by Kathi http://www.pwaa.org/Polish_Christmas_Traditions.htm        abcteach http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/kwanzaa_for_kids.htm - February http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson018.shtml, Christmas Trivia - Talking about what you do in the summer (Part 1/3) ... 50m video. http://www.when-is.com/, Hannukah - http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson040.shtml  Lesson                   I’ve also posted a separate add-on pack with 10 additional nonfiction passages/questions in case you want to mix and match the passages! That's why I'm a firm believer in simplicity. http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/france.shtml           http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/australia.htm http://www.santas.net/australianchristmas.htm https://www.teachervision.com/flag-day/teacher-resources/6620.html    The PAFT acts both as analysis and pre-writing. Survey children about their holiday emotions. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art26683.asp http://www.vistawide.com/german/christmas/german_christmas_traditions.htm shows initiative and looks for new ways to get involved. http://www.dltk-holidays.com/kwanzaa/index.htm http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3401.html, Make Up Your Own Holiday   Merry        Mr. Donn's site - Holiday Lesson Plans from Mr. Donn - http://www.santas.net/portuguesechristmas.htm http://mrnussbaum.com/presidents/georgewashington/                                        http://www.theholidayzone.com/columbus/index.html       April Holidays - May holidays  - Flag Day - Scotland - Unless you’re actually teaching a whole curriculum about religions, you’re going to end up with religious tourism at best. Day - April 27  http://www.arborday.org/arborday/ Pumpkin Carving, Trivia, Links,         Christmas Around the World - You could even get creative and ask students to create a wish list for something academic. Austria - http://www.history.com/topics/hanukkah Students can draw from a mix of different types of poems (Ballad, Haiku, etc) and then write a poem using that poetry type. http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/index.htm              http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson041.shtml                   http://christmas.lovetoknow.com/Christmas_Traditions_in_the_Netherlands              http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/kwanzaa/  http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/brazil.htm Flag Day - June 14 - Mr. Donn's site for teachers History Month http://members.tripod.com/~Nancy_J/kwanzaa.htm Day - Black History month http://www.german-way.com/history-and-culture/holidays-and-celebrations/christmas/           http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/black-history-month        Christmas Cozy Corner: Put up some paper stockings, a Christmas tree, and a fake fireplace to give your students a holiday-themed reading corner. http://www.santas.net/mexicanchristmas.htm          http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6841.asp, Italy - https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/whats-the-story-hanukkah    http://www.theholidayzone.com/president/index.html Couplets in a Shakespearean sonnet–what might they ‘want’? http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/australia.shtml           https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/ramadan/#ramadan_lights.jpg           https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/christmas-in-switzerland           http://www.heartoscotland.com/Categories/christmas-in-scotland.htm http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/arborday/, May -       Teacher ideas -   Holidays from Teach-nology - http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/holidays/        MLK http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Norway.aspx http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/venezuela.htm            https://www.thelocal.fr/galleries/culture/christmas-in-france-top-ten-traditions         http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Sweden.aspx          http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/sweden.shtml          http://www.scotlands-enchanting-kingdom.com/traditional-scottish-christmas.html                                                        Talking about holiday likes and preferences (Part 1/3) 30m video. and History, http://www.theholidayzone.com/newyear/index.html, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/newyear2.htm, Web http://www.earthskids.com/holiday-kwanzaa.htm          http://www.theholidayzone.com/cinco/index.html Christmas in many languages For Teachers: http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/uk.shtml http://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/abrahamlincoln.php   http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/holland.shtml                      http://www.santas.net/russianchristmas.htm           http://www.santas.net/brazilianchristmas.htm               http://www.santas.net/dutchchristmas.htm Wales - http://christmas.lovetoknow.com/christmas-history-traditions/venezuelan-christmas-traditions                Chinese-American Culture Martin Luther King's Birthday - Ground http://www.united-hellas.com/tourism/christmas-greece.html         http://www.santas.net/greekchristmas.htm https://www.thespruce.com/polish-christmas-customs-and-traditions-1136853                                                       Scavenger Hunt Here’s an example: Premise & Perspective: the same story told from the point-of-view of the magician, Topic, Theme, Thesis, or Tone: sarcastic or humorously ’emo’. - http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Portugal.aspx via: @typeainprek. - http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/halloween/hallowmas.html Merry   http://www.dltk-holidays.com/kwanzaa/index.htm Denmark - http://faerymists.tripod.com/fytales/chinese.htm                             http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/ http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-christmas/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga7.htm    A China Family Adventure http://mrnussbaum.com/abraham_lincoln/                                    http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/happy_halloween_pages.htm Winter Holidays - From their research, have students write an essay explaining the holiday traditions observed in that culture. http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/germany.shtml           http://www.santas.net/britishchristmas.htm http://www.internetfamilyfun.com/datesofholidays.htm         http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/Wales-History/WelshChristmas.htm                What are the ‘parts’ of the holidays? http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/earth-day            Enchanted Learning -  http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/brazil.htm http://www.teacher.org/resource/teaching-holidays/#introduction-to-american-holidays-in-classrooms, New               http://www.story-lovers.com/listskwanzaastories.html http://www.holidays.net/mardigras/index.htm       http://www.rats2u.com/christmas/kwanzaa_index.htm  http://www.theholidayzone.com/stpat/index.html http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-christmas/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga9.htm February 14 Mr. Donn's site - https://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/country-close-up/brazil/rio-south-east/festivals-2/christmas/ http://www.santas.net/swedishchristmas.htm             Black History from Fact - Hunt from Education World Spread Joy! Books - Students research holiday traditions from a different cultural standpoint. http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Venezuela.aspx http://denmark.dk/en/meet-the-danes/traditions/the-christmas-month/ Kwanzaa http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/scotland.html info, music, and poems from Sunnie Bunniezz        http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/poland.shtml          Activities for Chinese New Year:                    Boxing Day - http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/groundhogday.htm              http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/ http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/venezuela.htm            http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/greece.html http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/valenday.htm                            Chinese                Year's Day - sites, activities, puzzles, projects, foods, http://www.kathimitchell.com/blackhist.html, http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/cinco-de-mayo/index.html, http://www.holidays.net/independence/index.htm, http://www.theholidayzone.com/labor/index.html, http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/labor-day/, http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbies/festivals/thanksgiving/canada/, http://www.theholidayzone.com/columbus/index.html, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/happy_halloween_pages.htm, https://artfulparent.com/halloween-activities-for-kids/, Pumpkin Carving, Trivia, Links, fai chun Web sites to help kids learn more about holiday traditions around the world. Mexico -                                         http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/mgdates.html, St. Switzerland -               http://christmas.lovetoknow.com/Christmas_Traditions_in_the_Netherlands                                     How http://holidays.pppst.com/newyears.html http://www.indobase.com/holidays/christmas/world/christmas-in-switzerland.html http://home.howstuffworks.com/mardi-gras-crafts.htm 12) - Have students capture their best holiday moments in a memory book. Day - September 7, 2020 -       Boxing Day -        Activities - You can also use the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy to create critical thinking prompts around any holiday custom, song, movie, video, symbol, etc. http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/fatherdy.htm, Celebrate America - July 4th - http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson041.shtml, Holidays from http://tinkerlab.com/30-valentine-activities-for-kids/ http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/british.html http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/memorial-day.htm                                    http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/australia.html As always, feel free to modify the activities listed here to suit your content area, age group, lesson planning needs, or your specific teaching style. The Fiction CHRISTMAS-THEMED Reading Classroom Transformation for grades 3-5 is posted!   Ireland - So if you have a winter holiday party to plan for a classroom, for a scout troop, or for a family reunion, here are some of the best activities because they are: low-prep, no-mess, super fun, low-cost/free; winter-themed activities (not Christmas) perfect for large groups. http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Denmark.aspx                 First things first, it’s important to introduce students to each holiday and teach them the meaning of them. Complete Guide to Christmas Traditions from How Stuff Works             http://www.holidays.net/father/index.htm Activities matching "Holidays" for 2nd Grade Bobbi Hopkins (@bhopteacher) Design a Holiday Emoji!       New Year activity links                  History/activities -   Black exhibits a positive outlook and attitude in the classroom. http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/ground-hog-day/                          http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/denmark.shtmlGermany Holiday Lesson Plans from Mr. Donn - Austria -          Half of the stories are winter-themed to accommodate any friends who may not celebrate holidays. http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbies/festivals/thanksgiving/canada/ http://www.mexonline.com/christmas.htm               Mr. Plan this calendar far in advance. http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Spain.aspx http://www.brama.com/art/christmas.html http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/netherlands.html Argentina -       Spain - Nov 5, 2017 - Explore K12Reader.com's board "Holiday Classroom Activities", followed by 22881 people on Pinterest.            http://www.ezsoftech.com/ramadan/ramadan15.asp           Books and In this activity, students would choose one or more of the above categories and alter it to create something new. Ramadan Activities for Children -                   http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/canada.shtml Patrick's Day    Key Stage 4, Spanish Holidays and travel . http://www.christmasgiftidea.be/all-about-hanukkah.html, Christmas Around the World: http://www.pwaa.org/Polish_Christmas_Traditions.htm        Remember, your goal with celebrating holidays should be to promote diversity by exposing children to a variety of holidays, cultures, and traditions. http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/mexico.shtml Students from a particular country may have more religious holidays than other groups and you also want to inform others in the school about this so that no misperceptions or misunderstandings arise.        Holiday Lesson Plans -                        World Christmas Traditions - http://www.reindeerland.org/christmas-traditions/christmas-traditions-in-great-britain.htm   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tws_uMAEOs         Thanksgiving Lesson 4. http://www.santas.net/ukrainianchristmas.htm                                                                                             Presidents Day info from Maryland         http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/kwanzaa/ An entire collection of reindeer activities with all the best reindeer crafts, learning activities, and even reindeer snacks. They only wanted to let you know about the. History of Flag Day - http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/stpatday.htm           http://www.heartoscotland.com/Categories/christmas-in-scotland.htm 5. Traditions Around the World http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/England.asp        Scavenger http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2011/11/kwanzaa_stories.html                   https://www.history.com/topics/halloween http://www.brama.com/art/christmas.html http://www.theholidayzone.com/veterans/index.html Mitchell Then, students can present their poems to the class, publish digitally, or turn into something new using PAFT. Black History Month information - http://holidays.mrdonn.org/presidentsday.html http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/australia.shtml           - Christmas Around the World - Kwanzaa, An Introduction to Teaching Students About Holidays https://www.inside-mexico.com/noche-buena-christmas-in-mexico-2/               Independence    Mother's   Valentine's https://www.dogonews.com/2018/10/1/columbus-day-or-indigenous-peoples-day-you-decide               For example, plan on celebrating Cinco de Mayo if there are Hispanic or Latino children in your classroom.              Kwanzaa - Free educational 2019 holidays and events calendar. Wales -           http://www.mexonline.com/cinco.htm https://www.inside-mexico.com/noche-buena-christmas-in-mexico-2/         Read on to learn how to create an inclusive holiday celebration in your classroom. and was last updated on January 23, 2020, An Introduction to Teaching Students About Holidays        Chinese   http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/kwanzaa/stories.html http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/England.asp Classroom Timers - Fun Timers for classrooms and meetings :-); Holiday Timers - More Fun Timers - But these are Holiday Themed! https://www.ducksters.com/holidays/halloween.php                           http://www.pauldenton.co.uk/Boxingday.htm http://www.mexonline.com/christmas.htm               https://kidskonnect.com/holidays-seasons/labor-day/ http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/kwanzaa/kwanzaa.htm http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/denmark.htm         This Holiday survey is a great resource for ensuring all students and families feel included and represented during the Holiday season, whi Subjects: Holidays/Seasonal , Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa , Classroom Community http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/boxingday.shtml                    http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml https://www.soundvision.com/article/a-ramadan-fact-sheet-for-teachers            Holidays for the Classroom. Teachers sometimes focus on the winter holidays just to provide cover for discussing Christmas.                                                    World Christmas Traditions - This is sponsored content from education.com. http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Venezuela.aspx                              https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/whats-the-story-thanksgiving     Some schools may place no limit on holiday discussion while others may ask teachers to skip …        Exit Classroom. http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/british.html           Luther King's Birthday       http://www.theholidayspot.com/halloween/ Holiday dates - The http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/presiday.htm 2. http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/traditions/sweden.htm              http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/spain.shtml          http://www.santas.net/austrianchristmas.htm http://www.holidays.net/independence/index.htm, Ramadan: http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/columbus.htm https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/brazil.shtml                           http://www.ehow.com/way_5297351_ramadan-recipes-kids.html, Labor information        Creating http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/flag-day/                       3.            My final favorite holiday tradition to do in my classroom is to exchange gingerbread men.                Holidays on the Net - Halloween - The key is how to choose the topic (try brainstorming by category) and how to learn (consider using our Genius Hour framework or self-directed learning model). http://www.santas.net/scottishchristmas.htm http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/Cinco/                April -                                              http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/canada.html               (see   http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/edu/ViewLoitLo.do;jsessionid=3AEC810C069D61DB89B0860E77246614?method=preview&lang=EN&id=7089, Denmark -                But they can also be stressful.                http://www.stavanger-web.com/jul/christma.htm http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/greece.shtml         Don’t Limit Yourself to the Winter Holidays. https://www.arborday.org/kids/                                A loud classroom is a productive classroom! - I love celebrating holidays in the classroom because you can cross the holiday themes into all subjects and skills in the classroom!  http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/brazil.html http://www.santas.net/irishchristmas.htm http://www.holidays.net/halloween/ History month sites - Mrs. Mitchell abcteach http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese_new_year.htm         http://www.santas.net/polishchristmas.htm, Portugal - http://www.holidays.net/christmas/index.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriots%27_Day        April Fool's - Incorporate all of your favorite things: a tree, a … http://www.holidays.net/christmas/index.htm http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/france.shtml         Greece -        Mr. Donn's site -                               http://www.santas.net/norwegianchristmas.htm New Year from the UK        Day - 6. http://www.reindeerland.org/christmas-traditions/christmas-traditions-in-canada.htm Complete Guide to Christmas Traditions, http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/christmas-traditions-worldwide, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/argentina.htm, https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/argentina.shtml, http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art26683.asp, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/australia.htm, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/australia.shtml, http://www.santas.net/australianchristmas.htm, http://www.santas.net/austrianchristmas.htm, https://www.austria.info/us/activities/culture-traditions/cherrished-traditions/christmas-season-in-austria, https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/christmas-in-austria, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/brazil.htm, 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