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Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 74- Christmas Around the World

The social studies theme for the next 2 weeks will be holiday celebrations from around the word. We will be looking at Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza. Today we started with Christmas, since that is the holiday that most of our students identify with.
Christmas in Washington, DC

I made a quick POWER POINT for the lesson, and I chose 6 countries that I thought would be interesting: United States, Mexico, Germany, Russia, China and Scotland. I chose Scotland because one of our followers is a teacher in Scotland, and my students have been fascinated with any mention of that country. :) (Hello, Miss Toffee!)

I have to admit, I didn't go into a lot of detail because it was just to be an overview, and most of the information I got came from Google. So, if anyone out there in Bloggerland knows any interesting Christmas facts they want to share- please leave a friendly comment!

One of the videos I found to share with my students is THIS one of First Lady, Michelle Obama reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with Kermit the Frog.

Unfortunately, by the time we got to do the power point, there was not a lot of time to do much else at the end of the day. But never fear! We will make a wonderful chart tomorrow to review what we learned from the power point today!

In math today we began a new Topic. We are building on the previous lessons where we talked about making 10, and we started looking at making numbers up to 20. Mostly the lesson was showing students that they were building off of a set of 10. For a refresher, check out a little video {HERE}, or this one {HERE}.

Pictures from Literacy Centers:

 Rhyming word matching game

 Spelling Texters

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