I have been working my little fanny off to complete my holidays around the world pack. I want to get it all prepped and ready so I am not scrambling on December 1st. I combine my close reading pack and interactive pack to make an interactive, close reading packet.
I plan to have my students describe some traditions they have with their families. I want them to eventually compare their traditions with others and possibly connect where their traditions may have come from. I tried to stay away from the gift giver of the season and focus more on other traditions.
I chose the following countries:
I am working on an add on pack for Hanukkah, Diwali and Kwanzaa. I have an English language learner and I am really trying to build her vocabulary by bringing real things and using real pictures. I made picture files for each country. The have a real picture and then on the back a little info about the picture. I place the country flag on the picture and write up to help identify which country the picture goes with.
I have all of their passport applications, airline tickets and passports prepped and ready to go.
There are lots of fun interactive notebook pages.
I am so excited to begin our journey with a fresh look. I need to remember to emphasize that this is a pretend trip. One year, I had a child so upset because she was afraid she would miss her mom too much to travel around the world!
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Cheers my friends! Have a great evening.