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Third Grade Learns About Christmas Around the Globe
In third grade we learned about Christmas around the globe. We traveled the continents to find out what kind of holiday traditions were celebrated.
In Liberia (Africa) the Christmas trees are palm trees, that are decorated with bells and yarn. Celebrations begin on Christmas morning when families walk through the streets, singing carols. Gifts are usually useful things like soaps, books, and pencils.Full Story
Kindergarten Learns About How Different Countries Celebrate the Holidays
With passports in hand, the New Town Kindergarten students have been busy traveling around the world. They have been learning about how different countries celebrate the holiday season.
In Ireland, Santa puts the gifts in their pillow cases. In Greece, the students learned about the meaning of the candle in the window. In Mexico, they learned about The Legend of the Poinsettia. In Romania, children learned about going caroling and carrying a stained glass star. In China, the children learned about the Chinese New Year and how to use chopsticks. In Germany, the children made gingerbread men.
The children truly enjoyed exploring each country’s holiday traditions and how they compare to their own holidays and traditions. It was fun seeing the students learn about how other children and families celebrate around the world.