Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Holiday sites for Kids and Teachers

Priecigus Ziemsvetkus!

That is Latvian for Merry Christmas. Check out this site to learn how to say season’s greetings in multiple languages:

As the calendar year is coming to an end, take this chance to share with your students how other cultures and countries are celebrating. Compare and contrast with a venn diagram, use the information for some math problem solving and find some other fun lesson plans!

- December Holiday Lesson Plans and links

- Winter Holiday Round up on Factmonster

- Christmas Traditions around the World

- Christmas around the world by country

- Hanukkah for Kids

- Holidays year round

- Track Santa, send him an email (within the browser)! This is a great site to check out on Dec. 24th!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Polar Express Resouces

Here are some activities and resources related to this amazing book and film. Some are handouts, some are online games for children (great resource to send home to them as well). Some sites have some fantastic media relating to the book to view and explore. Many of these resources you can incorporate into your lessons and cover some of those technology TEKS.

Author Website
Teacher's Guide from Publisher, lots of lesson ideas
Online Storybook Read by Lou Diamond Phillips • Teacher Created Activities and questions
Polar Express game! Awesome graphics, made by the movie company, good keyboarding practice for young ones.
Movie website/preview