Now for the photos. We've been globe trotting in 1st grade for the past 2 weeks & thanks to Michelle Oakes' free download, my kiddos have visited Sweden, Mexico, Israel, Kenya, and Germany. Because this 'ain't my first rodeo' I supplemented many of the pages with things I have always done - but the packet Michelle posted kept it streamlined & focused.
|Okay, so don't you ladies want this luggage - L.O.V.E.D. the pink accents!!|
|This sweetie's suitcase needed a super cute globe!|
|He posed for my pic, holding the handles!|
Michelle's packet contained ideas for projects, but I always play spin the dreidel & pass out gelt for Hanukkah/Israel, make a kinara & label the candle flames for Kenya/Kwanzaa, celebrate St. Nicholas Day on 12/6 by making shoes & filling them with healthy treats (and candy coal - found at World Market) for Germany, make paper poinsettias for Mexico, & this year, a 1st for me, making St. Lucia crowns & star boy hats for Sweden. Check out these cuties...
|Star boys & St. Lucia crowned girls!|
So, I created an anchor chart and read a book about each country's tradition. As we added to our chart, the students got passports stamped, colored the flag, and completed the projects mentioned above. Here is our completed chart -
|Germany bulb, Israel star, Kwanzaa corn, Sweden hat/crown, & Mexico poinsettia|
Happy Hanukkah, Happy St. Nicholas Day, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy St. Lucia Day, & Feliz Navidad; from all of us in Room 13!!