Explore Cultures

December Cultural Explorations


Kindergarten/

First Grade

Second & Third Grade

Fourth & Fifth Grade


Saint Lucia Celebration

in Sweden

Hanukkah

Christmas Around the World Webquest

Thurs/Fri

Dec 1& 2

  • Read book Lucia Morning in Sweden by Ewa Rydaker

  • Begin making St. Lucia Day Star Hats

  • Read book: The Story of Hanukkah by David Adler

  • Begin making dreidels

  • Introduce Webquest

  • Read Poem (altogether)

  • Choose Partners

  • Choose Country

  • Begin Research

Fri/Mon

Dec 9 & 12

  • Complete Star Hats

  • Listen to music and parade around

  • Read book: Hanukkah! By Roni Schotter

  • Complete dreidels & play game

  • Take home dreidels

  • More research

  • Fill out Fact Sheet (hand in)

  • Begin Rewriting Poem

Mon/Tues

Dec 19 & 20

  • Read Book: The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren

  • Make Tomtens and eat Pepparkakor

  • Read book: Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe

  • Play dreidel game

  • Students get a chocolate gold coin

  • Complete Rewriting Poem

  • Write Letter (if time)

  • Hand in Poem and Letter (if time)


Our Cultures Expo was on Friday, November 18 in the Gym

Students presented their projects on cultures around the world that studied in their 30 minute culture class.


Culture Expo



 

Geography

Kindergarten Explore

 

PAWS Day 3

We will explore TANGRAMS through this robust website.
HISTORY OF TANGRAMS

 

PAWS Day 1 & 2

Here is an interactive Map of the World

The Game of Marbles Around the World

Marbles in Turkey

Marbles in Indonesia

Marbles in Cyprus

 

How to play marbles

Three ways to play marbles

 

PAWS Day 5 & 6

Kindergarten will be exploring Hopscotch. Learn more here.

First Grade Explore

Languages

PAWS Day 1 & 2

Here is an interactive Map of the World

We will use Culture Grams:

Learn about Indian Culture through pictures

Learn about Japanese Culture through pictures

Learn about Mexican Culture through pictures

 

Latino Dancing

Second Grade Explore

PAWS Day 1

Here is an interactive Map of the World

Print Resources

Our Library has many books on many countries and cultures.

Electronic Resources

Culture Grams log onto JeffCo Library

(if you don't have your library card, you can borrow one from Miss Nicole or Mrs. Wagner in the library)

PAWS Day 2 & 3: Explore your country/culture:

PAWS Day 5 & 6: Begin your project:

 
 

Girl Playing Cricket

Third Grade Explore

 

PAWS Day 1: Start choosing your culture to explore

Here is an interactive Map of the World

Print Resources

Our Library has many books on many countries and cultures.

Electronic Resources

Culture Grams log onto JeffCo Library

(if you don't have your library card, you can borrow one from Miss Nicole or Mrs. Wagner in the library)

PAWS Day 2 & 3: Explore your country/culture:

PAWS Day 5 & 6: Begin your project.

 

What is Culture

Fourth/Fifth Grade Explore

 

PAWS Day 1: Start choosing your culture to explore

Here is an interactive Map of the World

Print Resources

Our Library has many books on many countries and cultures.

Electronic Resources

Culture Grams log onto JeffCo Library

(if you don't have your library card, you can borrow one from Miss Nicole or Mrs. Wagner in the library)

 

PAWS Day 2 & 3: Explore your country/culture:

PAWS Day 5 & 6: Begin your project:


What country/culture are you exploring? Fill out this Questionnaire.

Where will we go?


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