For the month of December second graders will be sharing the winter holidays they celebrate as well as exploring the customs and traditions of five different winter holidays celebrated around the world; Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Three Kings' Day, and the Chinese New Year. We will be diving into fiction and nonfiction texts to examine how different stories and traditions from different cultures can convey similar messages and the spirit of the season. We will also be doing informational writing to share what we learn about each holiday. Our goal is to cultivate a community in which the students learn to appreciate cultural differences as well as recognize the common ideas of love, family, thankfulness, and giving that can be found around the world at this time of year.
Dec 17-Jan 2- Winter Break