Second grade students have enjoyed learning about the culture and traditions of Christmas and other holidays around the world! Students were able to rotate through all of the 2nd grade teachers who each taught them something new.
In Ms. Grave’s room students enjoyed an England tradition of making Christmas cards for one another.
In Ms. Spencer’s class students learned that many of the traditions we celebrate in the US, such as gingerbread, Christmas trees, and advent calendars, all originated from Germany. Students even got to enjoy a freshly baked gingerbread cookie!
Ms. Jordan taught them about Chinese New Year where students made lanterns which are a symbol of good fortune for the coming year. They learned that instead of gifts in China they hand out red envelopes with gold coins. A few lucky students were able to receive one! Of course they couldn’t leave Asia without a Chinese fortune cookie!
In Mrs. Berbert’s class students learned all about Chile and how to celebrate Christmas on the beach! It includes making sandmen instead of snowmen and presents from Papa Noelle! Students made postcards to “send” to loved ones! Feliz Navidad! Wish you were here!!
Mrs. Southam taught about Sinterklass who comes to the Netherlands. Students designed “wooden shoes” or klompen. They also cut out carrots and hay to leave in their shoes. Magically overnight the carrots and hay had turned into a special treat…just like the children in the Netherlands!!