Teaching the December holidays is a lot more complicated than it used to be.
As the world becomes increasingly diversified, there are more holidays and traditions, unique to each culture. It's kind of hard to strike a balance, not just so no one is offended, but also so that we are enriched in our lives through better understanding the lives of others.
I think about the title of a book I used to enjoy with my class, We are All Alike...We are All Different. So true! One way to help our youngest students understand this is through exploring the things we all have in common as we celebrate holidays.
Food seems like a good place to begin. (Hmmm...come to think of it, isn't it always?) Think of the variety of foods that would be on the table if all of your students' family traditions were represented! Now, that may not always be practical, but here's a much easier way to help your students share and appreciate each others' December celebrations. Plus, there's some bonus literacy learning involved - hooray!
The set includes a book cover, student templates for writing, and a data collection activity. Because you'll need the support of your class parents, there's even a letter included to fill them in on the project and give you the information you'll need to complete the book.
Holiday Treats are Fun to Eat! is a sample from a set of 5 class books, "Making Class Books for December".
It's available at both my TeachersPayTeachers store and TeachersNotebook shop. Just a reminder: sale at TN through Monday, sale at TPT Monday and Tuesday!