11/23/19

December Planning Ideas and Songs

In this podcast episode we share some of our favorite activities, songs, and tips for the month of December. Hopefully this episode will help you enjoy your teaching from now to the beginning of winter break!

We give suggestions on how to enjoy Christmas themes, build cultural awareness, or learn about elves and reindeer without the holiday slant. For example, using the book “The Elves and the Shoemaker” is a great way to study “elves” in a different way. My class loved when we drew a tiny picture of ourselves by our life-size shoe in our art class.

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We talk about gingerbread play dough that will last all month if you store it in a tight container… And much much more such as Christmas Around The World, a visit to the North Pole to learn about Santa and his elves, and the Reindeer Hokey Pokey!

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Also, don’t forget to visit Nancy Stewart and see for yourself why we love using her songs in our classroom!


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