Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dragons, Dreidels, Santa, and Mary

Last week, my school put on quite a little Festival. First, the students did a production about winter celebrations from around the world. Then, we set up booths for each country/holiday that was featured in the show! Each grade level studied a particular group and then created art and food. The event was really neat. The students studied this in music class and in the regular classroom, put on a show about it, created the art, and visited the different booths. I think it will be very memorable for them.

Unfortunately, I started taking some of these pics after we were starting to clean up, but I thought I'd share what I have.

My group did the Hanukkah booth...

Playing dreidel...

The Sweden booth had the cutest little girls dressed as St. Lucia to hand out sticky buns!

Winter Celebrations of Asia. I love their dragons!

Christmas in Germany!

The kids sang a song in the show called "Pickle in the Tannenbaum"..Really cute, and I LOVE this little pickle jar! And of course, they handed out pickles.

Christmas in Mexico! Got there too late to take many pics.

But I made it just in time to eat the last homemade bunuelo...Holy cow. SO GOOD. Like fry bread with cinnamon and sugar.

So yes, Dragons, Dreidels, Santa, Mary and even Baby Jesus made an appearance at my school this year. I know how the world is, and I understand that doing much of this in a school could be considered taboo. But, for the sake of our students, I am so glad we were able to have this event. They learned so much, and I feel that it will help them develop appreciation and respect for others. Happy Holidays!


  1. What fun and an amazing experience for the kids. I am so glad you guys got to do something like that:) Super neat!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. That is a really cool idea! I used to do a Christmas around the world with my class but it just got to be too big! I like how this is spread school-wide!


  3. Love that idea! I wish my school did something like that too!

    I have several friends who do the pickle in the tree tradition. I guess it is all of the German blood in us!

    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

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  5. Happy Holidays!!!! Hope you're enjoying a day full of love & laughter surrounded by loved ones!!!

    I've got your gift waiting for you!!!!! Come unwrap it ♥

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  6. Hey Casey!

    I am sending you a joy-filled Christmas wish on Christmas Day! (STILL in pajamas from this morning!)

    I haven't forgotten about the oh-so-sweet blog award... I am still writing the post in my head!

    Thanks for being one of my treasured (and among my first) BlogBuddies.

    Merry Christmas! And Happy VACATION!!

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  7. Thank you ladies! I hope all of you are having a WONDERFUL holiday! :)