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Christmas around the World

1st grade student creating a poinsettia design using pattern blocks.

First graders at Marshville Elementary are studying the Christmas cultures and traditions of different countries around the world as it relates to a folktale.

Students were presented with a passport which also allowed space to record the tradition for each country visited.

Students were on a class rotation schedule to visit other first grade classrooms to learn about Christmas around the World.

Each teacher read a folktale and the students participated in a craft activity as it relates to the folktale.

Mexico is known for its Christmas flower, the Poinsettia.

In Holland, they put hay in their wooden shoes for the reindeer.

Italian children are visited by the Christmas witch, La Befana.

Germany is well known for its many uses of gingerbread and the Christmas tree.

Israel experiences Hanukkah with the lighting of a Menorah and playing a game of dreidels.

On Christmas Day the Japanese go to KFC! Students and teachers were very excited about this unit as everyone learned something new! 

Written by: Lisa Jarman, 1st Grade Teacher
Posted: Dec 17, 2014 by Jarrod Stegall

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