While I spent this week with my Kindergarteners doing all things Gingerbread men, I took a completly different approch to my First graders classes. I read a variety of books this week.
Monday: Snowmen at Christmas
Tuesday: Merry Christmas Splat
Wednesday: Fancy Nancy's Slendiforous Christmas
Thursday: The night before, the night before Christmas
Each day we talked about how the true meaning and joy of the holidays is spending time with those we love and not about the gifts. Then today, Friday I had the students color and cutout a wreath. Next, we completed this sentence "The holidays are special to me because..." Put it all on some festive red paper, and as Fancy Nancy says, voilá. Here are just a few samples.
I guess we didn't really understand the real meaning of the holidays.