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Christmas around the World

 

I have had the pleasure of joining Sara at Kovescence of the Mind in a product swap this month. I was so excited to be paired up with Lisa from Mrs. Spangler in the Middle, and she sent me her Christmas Around the World Flipbook & Mini Writing Project.

I’ve always found that my students need something to do that will keep them engaged and working hard during the last week before winter break. Otherwise, I have a class full of overly excited fifth graders, who tend to get a little wild in anticipation of Christmas and the time off of school. This project was perfect for the last week!

 

Students start by researching the Christmas traditions in 5 countries: England, Holland, Italy, France, and Germany. I paired my students up for this part and let them share a laptop to do their research.

 

 

Once everyone finished researching, I had them choose their favorite country and put them into groups of four. Each student then takes one section of the research on that country and writes a paragraph about it.

 

All of the paragraphs for each country are then organized on a poster, and shared with the class. I chose to have my students do a gallery walk to see each others’ posters. My class loved seeing how different countries celebrate Christmas!

 

Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of ALL of the products from our swap!

 

 

 
Happy Teaching, Kristen

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After 2 years of using this resource I can say that it dramatically helped my usually low performing students be recognized as in the top 10% of growth in the state. This is a must have for any 5th grade teacher.

(5th Grade Vocabulary Bundle)

Wendy S.

2019-10-14T17:05:08+00:00

Wendy S.

After 2 years of using this resource I can say that it dramatically helped my usually low performing students be recognized as in the top 10% of growth in the state. This is a must have for any 5th grade teacher. (5th Grade Vocabulary Bundle)
I love this resource! It was thorough and fun. The kids had a great time going through the various stations. The activities really helped to reinforce their understanding of probability. It was a hit and I will be using this for many years to come. Thank you!

(Probability Stations)

Kate A.

2019-10-14T17:09:01+00:00

Kate A.

I love this resource! It was thorough and fun. The kids had a great time going through the various stations. The activities really helped to reinforce their understanding of probability. It was a hit and I will be using this for many years to come. Thank you! (Probability Stations)
I had purchased other flip books in the past and found them tricky or time-consuming. Not the case with this one! Very simple to use and will be a friendly tool to communicate important information with parents.

(Back to School Flipbook)

Karina B.

2019-10-14T17:11:02+00:00

Karina B.

I had purchased other flip books in the past and found them tricky or time-consuming. Not the case with this one! Very simple to use and will be a friendly tool to communicate important information with parents. (Back to School Flipbook)
This is the best tool for organized groups! The kids love the timer and I love how it is color-coded for 2 minutes and 1 minute. I use this every day for reading and math centers!

(Digital Rotation Boards for Reading & Math)

Nikki J.

2019-10-14T17:24:31+00:00

Nikki J.

This is the best tool for organized groups! The kids love the timer and I love how it is color-coded for 2 minutes and 1 minute. I use this every day for reading and math centers! (Digital Rotation Boards for Reading & Math)