Saturday, November 1, 2014

Holidays around the blog

It's sneaking up fast!  The holidays are right around the corner and my dear friends and fellow bloggers who make up The Primary Peeps are so excited to be sharing with you how we celebrate the holidays in our classrooms.  Each of us has posted our holiday ideas, products, and strategies for celebrating the holidays.  Just click on the blog buttons below to see the posts from the Primary Peeps to see:

I make sure that we cover all of the holidays celebrated by the students in my classroom and I also the holidays of other cultures.  My Close Reading:  Holidays product is a great way for me to do that while also maintaining time on learning.  The holidays and customs are woven into the curriculum through ELA, social studies, arts and more!  We learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanza and Las Posadas.  Each holiday contains a reading passage, close reading activities that ask students to identify key details in text.  Each holiday also includes reading comprehension activities and a craft. 


I also incorporate even more holidays in Close Reading: Winter product which features snow, blizzard, snowboarding, ice skating, skiing, Chinese New Year, New Year's, President's Day, and Valentine's Day.

Both close reading products are available in my store separately our in a bundle for a reduced price:
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  1. Teach With LaughterNovember 1, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    These close reading activities look awesome!!

  2. AmnaNovember 1, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    you go with your close read awesomeness!!

  3. Amy LabrascianoNovember 2, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    It's great how you tie in rigor with the holidays. These days the stakeholders have all lost their minds and we wouldn't want to give them reason to go completely crazy in our classroom. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Take care, Amy

  4. Keeping Up with Mrs. HarrisNovember 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Those reading activities look so awesome!!! I love them! I will certainly pass along this post to teachers at my school!

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