Create Thoughtful Holiday Learning Experiences in Your Classroom
Do you bring holidays and other special occasions into your classroom or not? Do you ignore them, stick with regular lessons and insist that holidays are an 'out of classroom' thing. Or do you fall into a Pinterest spiral and plan All The Activities.
When it comes to holidays and celebrations, it can be really easy to fall into 'busywork' - worksheets with vague connections to the holiday or craftivities which look fabulous, but don't really offer a lot of learning for middle grade students.
Through integrating the holidays and learning activities, you can create meaningful lessons which challenge your students to think, create, discuss and reflect on the holiday seasons.