Holiday Classroom Traditions
My friends at Secondary Smorgasbord have asked us to share our classroom traditions as we plan for our final weeks before holiday break. While teaching at the high school level left me little time for activities that strayed from semester reviews or semester assessments, I did try to work in at least one day where my students could stop to think about the season... and what they could do to make it special.
With so many of my students focused on what they will be receiving during the holiday season, I challenged them to think about what they could give. And more importantly, what could they do to make a difference in the spirit of the season!
Using my FREE Twelve Days of Christmas Acts of Kindness, students rewrite the holiday jingle, pledging to complete an act of kindness for each day leading to their holiday celebrations. It is definitely a great prompt to get students thinking about what the holidays are really all about!
Or if you want to teach your students about the many different holiday traditions from around the world, take a look at my Walking Tour of the Winter Holidays available in my TpT Store.
Now jump over to the Secondary Smorgasbord to find other great ideas or stories of traditions that you may want to start in your own classrooms!