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# Christmas Around The World 2016: Schedulin’ Sunday

Happy  Schedulin’ Sunday!  This week we are continuing on our   3 week journey around the world to celebrate Christmas Around The World!  We will be visiting a different country each day learning about how they celebrate Christmas!   We’re also working on 3D shapes and 2D shapes!

And as always you can download my lesson plans by clicking the image below!

### Christmas Around The World

The ‘staches will be using my Holidays Around The World research creation to learn how different countries celebrate the holidays!  Week 2 of Christmas Around The World will be awesome!

For each country, we “fly” to the country using Google Earth.  Before we can take off, every child receives their own airplane ticket for the flight!  Then we read a book about Christmas in the country we are visiting.  We record our learning on our country chart.  The ‘staches record the learning in their research journal.  We stamp our passports.  And finally we make a craft for each country!   The flag for each country is also displayed in our classroom!

This week for Christmas Around The World we’re visiting:  Australia, Sweden, India, Israel and South Africa!

Australia-Read Christmas Wombat and we make a torn paper wreath with lots of glitter!

Sweden-Read St. Lucia In The Morning and make Star Boy and Star Girl hats.

Israel-Read The Night Before Hanukkah and make paper plate menorahs.

South Africa-Read A Storm In The Baobab Tree and make

For Foodie Fun Friday we have a snack that represents something we learned about each country:

Meatballs-Sweden

Curry-India

Latkes and Applesauce-Israel

Crab dip-Australia

Malva Pudding-South Africa

For more ideas and information on how we celebrate Holidays Around The World, check out my blog post from last year’s trip around the world!

### Math

This week we’re working on 2D and 3D shapes and position words.

We will be using my Shapes Bootcamp resource.

For each 3D shape we will make a bubble map:  faces, vertices, slide, stack, real objects

We will sort 3D shapes:

The ‘staches will build shapes with yarn and we will use position words to describe where are our friends are:

click the image for more details on this blog post and other shape activities!

We will build 2D and 3D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks!

The students will make an art project inspired by the artist Kaninsky using shapes.

Finally we have a shape party with food for each shape!

Click to get your free shape activities:

We are also continuing with word family bootcamp!   This week we’re going to be reading and writing words from all of the word families that we’ve learned!   We will also be focusing on the word families that our data shows we need more work with!  Thanks to ESGI I’ve been assessing our word families and I can now focus in on the word families that challenged us!

### Freebies!

Here are the resources we’re using this week:

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