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Title : VLOGMAS 2018 DAY 1 - DECORATING MY CLASSROOM FOR CHRISTMAS! | Early Edventures
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Hi, I teach Middle School. This year at Christmas, I did an Advent Calendar. Each day, one of my students was chosen (randomly) to open one of the envelops (one for each day from December 1st to the holiday break.) In each envelope was a fun activity to do. As I have 3 different grades, I posted the activity of the day on my whiteboard in the morning. The kids loved that idea (even my 8th graders!) and were asking what the activity of the day was as soon as they walked into my classroom! Examples of activities: treats, draw on the board for 10 minutes, frisbee/ball games (I am in CA too), raffle, make a fruit salad (yes!), origami, bingo...
I keep these things neutral because there are a wide range of beliefs and traditions represented in my classroom. Once my family began to follow a less common religion, it really struck me how predominant Christmas was...pretty much inescapably everywhere. So now I’m super careful about keeping things neutral.
What are you going to be doing on the Wow Work board? I had a random idea, I'm not a teacher, so it could be a bad idea lol but I'm going to tell you anyway! Break the kids into groups and have each group make an "Ultimate School Christmas List" for example, have the groups make a list of things they want to learn or would activities they would like in school or even down to a piece of furniture they would like to have. I just think it would be cute to see what they say and creative.
Went to the comments to see if any of your kids celebrated Hanukkah. It might be cool to get a Menorah or some of the other items that would be included when you go through traditions around the world unit.
The Christmas stuff is cute! I celebrate both Hanukkah (my side of the family) and Christmas (my husbands). So I get the best of both worlds. Our house is decorated for both.
Also I love the top knot red lip combo ✨✨✨