Day - Black History month
there are also suggested lesson plans for teachers. http://holidays.mrdonn.org/aprilfools.html
Holidays from edHelper -
New Year from the UK
That's why I'm a firm believer in simplicity. http://teachersfirst.org/holiday/thanksgiving.cfm
Half of the stories are winter-themed to accommodate any friends who may not celebrate holidays. songs -
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To avoid spending the first week wondering where to start and how to finally gather yourself to engage in some meaningful work, some preparation is needed.
third Monday of
Practice verb tense in this simple holiday-themed activity. All Free and easy to use :-) Random Number Generators - Need to pick some random numbers? Plans:
Traditions Around the World
Be sure to celebrate holidays that are relevant to the children in your care. Kwanzaa stories -
One can teach about the holidays from October all the way through May, beginning with the harvest and the holidays of Halloween and Diwali and ending with the rituals of Passover, Easter, and May Day.
January 25, 2020 Year of the Rat
http://okemos.k12.mi.us/users/pdunn/2002-2003/lights1.htm, Chanukah On the Net
History of Flag Day -
The ways a classroom may give attention to a holiday can vary greatly. http://www.usflag.org/flag.day.html
Mr. Donn's site -
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).
Spread Joy! (Gettyimages.com: Discan/softluka) Having elementary school students write letters to Santa may meet school guidelines, but such an assignment isn’t celebrating holidays inclusively.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6841.asp, Italy -
Traditions Around the World
Kwanzaa for Kids
https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/christmas-in-switzerland, Ukraine -
http://www.edhelper.com/MonthlyThemes.htm, Holiday Lesson Plans -
http://www.santas.net/polishchristmas.htm, Portugal -
Year's Day -
World Christmas Traditions -
Black History Month information -
12 Ideas For Holiday Activities In The Classroom. http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/halloween/hallowmas.html
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/hanukkah, Videos -
https://www.weareteachers.com/best-earth-day-books-for-kids/ DLTK -
Holiday dates -
Students can draw from a mix of different types of poems (Ballad, Haiku, etc) and then write a poem using that poetry type.
World Christmas Traditions -
New Year's Day info -
I’m all about teaching kids about world religions. https://www.simplykinder.com/columbus-day-in-kindergarten/
The most obvious approach is to reach for low-hanging fruit like holiday traditions–stories like The Night Before Christmas are good examples for discussing the concepts of rhythm, rhyme scheme, and figurative language. http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/ramadan.htm
Have students capture their best holiday moments in a memory book. http://www.pauldenton.co.uk/Boxingday.htm
Elementary students are learning holiday traditions and enjoying festive songs and stories, while middle and high school students are eagerly counting down the days to vacation! http://www.santas.net/dutchchristmas.htm
This critical thinking-intense activity isn’t the lightest approach to holiday classroom practice, but for certain classrooms (you know who you are), it’d be the perfect fit. Activities
:-) Sensory Timers - Sensory Timers and Relaxing Timers.
Don’t Limit Yourself to the Winter Holidays. http://denmark.dk/en/meet-the-danes/traditions/the-christmas-month/
and was last updated on January 23, 2020, How
MLK from the Seattle Times
Wacky Daily Holidays -
(6th-8th Grade) Holiday Math Word Problems. Inert gases–what do they ‘want’?
Kwanzaa stories -
4,672 Tamara Letter Holiday Writing.
In this activity, students would choose one or more of the above categories and alter it to create something new. Who’s more important to the story and why?
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson041.shtml, Holidays from
My final favorite holiday tradition to do in my classroom is to exchange gingerbread men. http://www.xmasfun.com/Trivia.aspx
Flag Day - June 14 -
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson018.shtml, Christmas Trivia -
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/arborday/, May -
It's important to create a classroom environment where all of your students feel welcome and represented. http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Germany.aspx
Know Your School’s Holiday Policies. Holidays on the Net -
It’s also a great way to build a sense of community or belonging in your remote classroom!
http://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/georgewashington.php, Mardi Gras
Canada's Thanksgiving Day -
Hunt from Education World
Many people disagree about religion, consumerism, the ‘true meaning’ of the holidays, etc. http://www.earthskids.com/holiday-kwanzaa.htm, When Is? http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/russia.shtml http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/russia.html, Scotland -
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,
Complete Guide to Christmas Traditions from How Stuff Works
Discover "Holidays" classroom activities to inspire and engage your students. http://www.theholidayspot.com/kwanzaa/kwanzaa_recipes.htm
DLTK Facts, games, crafts
These 25 DIY decorations are sure to bring the warmth of the yuletide season into your classroom and get kids excited about the holidays. Chinese
January 15, 1929
Incorporate all of your favorite things: a tree, a …
All About Kwanzaa
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.
http://www.when-is.com/, Hannukah - http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson040.shtml
Analyze them from a given perspective.
Talking about what you do in the summer (Part 1/3) ... 50m video. Christmas Trivia -
New Year activity links
Talking about holiday likes and preferences (Part 2/3) 28m video. http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/happy_halloween_pages.htm
Holiday Lesson Plans from Mr. Donn -
Holidays on the Net -
Christmas Around the World -
The idea here is for students to simply choose a topic and learn what they want, how they want–and create what they want in response.
Holiday dates -
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3401.html, Make Up Your Own Holiday
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http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/England.asp, http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/greece.html, http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6841.asp, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/mexico.shtml, http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-christmas/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga9.htm, http://www.santas.net/mexicanchristmas.htm, http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/1945-feliz-navidad-making-merry-in-mexico, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/holland.shtml, http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Norway.aspx, http://www.visitoslo.com/en/articles/christmas-traditions/, http://www.santas.net/norwegianchristmas.htm, https://www.thespruce.com/polish-christmas-customs-and-traditions-1136853, http://www.santas.net/polishchristmas.htm, http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Portugal.aspx, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/portugal.shtml, http://www.worldofchristmas.net/christmas-world/portugal.html, http://www.santas.net/russianchristmas.htm, http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/russia.html, http://www.santas.net/scottishchristmas.htm, http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Spain.aspx, http://www.santas.net/spanishchristmas.htm, http://www.santas.net/swedishchristmas.htm, http://www.santas.net/ukrainianchristmas.htm, http://www.uazone.net/holidays/christmas.html, http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Venezuela.aspx, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/venezuela.shtml, http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/wales.html, http://www.melanet.com/kwanzaa/about_toc.html, http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml, http://members.tripod.com/~Nancy_J/kwanzaa.htm, http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/kwanzaa/kwanzaa.htm, http://www.songsforteaching.com/kwanzaasongs/, http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/kwanzaa/stories.html, http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson039.shtml, http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson041.shtml, http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3401.html, http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson018.shtml, http://www.teacher.org/resource/teaching-holidays/#introduction-to-american-holidays-in-classrooms, http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/new-years-day/, http://www.thekingcenter.org/history/about-dr-king/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr, http://www.drmartinlutherkingjr.com/mlkquotes.htm, http://faerymists.tripod.com/fytales/chinese.htm, Traditions for celebrating Chinese New Year, http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-chinese-new-year-activities/, http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month, http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/index.html, http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/black-history-month, http://multicultural.mrdonn.org/AfricanAm.html, http://www.infoplease.com/black-history-month/, http://www.factmonster.com/black-history-month/, http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/, http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/ground-hog-day/, http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/groundhog-day, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/groundhogday.htm, http://holidays.mrdonn.org/groundhog.html, http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/valentines-day, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/valenday.htm, http://tinkerlab.com/30-valentine-activities-for-kids/, https://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/president_fun_facts.php, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/presiday.htm, http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/presidents.html, http://www.theholidayzone.com/president/index.html, https://www.thanksgiving.com/all-holidays/presidents-day/ways-to-celebrate-presidents-day-with-your-kids, http://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/abrahamlincoln.php, http://mrnussbaum.com/presidents/georgewashington/, http://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/georgewashington.php, http://www.holidays.net/mardigras/index.htm, https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/64990/17-mardi-gras-activities-kids, http://elemenopkids.com/20-mardi-gras-activities/, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/stpatday.htm, https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/celebrations/st-patricks-day/, http://www.dltk-holidays.com/patrick/index.html, http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/aprilfool/, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/patriots.htm, http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/patriots-day.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriots%27_Day, https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/celebrations/earth-day/#earth-day-cleanup.jpg, https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/earth-day.html, https://www.ducksters.com/holidays/earth_day.php, http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/earth/index.html, http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/earth-day, https://buggyandbuddy.com/15-meaningful-earth-day-activities-for-kids/, https://www.weareteachers.com/best-earth-day-books-for-kids/, https://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/earth/index.html, https://www.ducksters.com/holidays/arbor_day.php, http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/arborday/, http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/arborday/, http://www.theholidayzone.com/cinco/index.html, http://holidays.mrdonn.org/cincodemayo.html, http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/Cinco/, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/motherdy.htm, https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/960745/the-meaning-of-memorial-day/, http://www.educationworld.com/holidays/archives/memorial_day.shtml, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/memorial.htm, http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/memorial-day.htm, https://themilitarywifeandmom.com/5-simple-ways-teach-your-kids-about-memorial-day/, http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/flag-day/, http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/flagday.htm, https://www.teachervision.com/flag-day/teacher-resources/6620.html, http://www.theholidayzone.com/flag/index.html, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/fatherdy.htm, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/4ofjuly.htm, http://www.theholidayzone.com/fourth/index.html, 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