The Gingerbread Man is coming! We will start our study of the Gingerbread Man on Monday and I will have all those ideas posted for you as they happen this next week.
I will also be doing a Holidays Around the World Theme the next week. I think this year I will incorporate the two. I think the Gingerbread Man will send us some mail from around the world (he will go missing at some point and then send us things from his travels!) I’m still working on developing some of the ideas–so we’ll see how it goes! We can learn a little about the countries that he visits and their holiday customs as well. So far, I know we will learn about Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Antartica, Africa, India, China and of course we will learn about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as well! I’m tired just thinking about it! 🙂 But it’s fun and the kids enjoy it and it helps to make the time until Holiday Break go a little faster and make it a little more exciting!
Here is an Amazon.com link to the Christmas Around the World Series that I will be using. These are really books for grades 3-6, but there is enough important and simple information that can be pulled for Kindergarten and the pictures are helpful in explaining what the customs are! 🙂
What do you do during December?
Posted on November 29, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
I will also be doing a holidays around the world theme. I will be making passports for the children to use during the study. 🙂 I can’t wait to see your ideas!
I am a new reader and love your ideas! This is my third year teaching K and I need all the ideas I can get! In December I do a Polar Express theme, and at the end right before break we wear our pj’s to school and watch the movie.