Weihnachten- Students will learn about the German Christmas and how our Christmas celebrations have roots in Germany.
Fun with Gingerbread! - Why is gingerbread so popular? Where did the tradition of making gingerbread houses come from? Students will make gingerbread crafts (gingerbread necklaces, ornaments, and/or gingerbread house picture frames), decorate and sample gingerbread cookies, and find out the answers to these questions and more!
Nuts about Nutcrackers! - Why do nutcrackers look so scary? Where do they come from? Why are they popular? What is the legend behind them? Students will watch a presentation on nutcrackers and will make their own keepsake nutcracker ornaments.
O Tannenbaum! - Students will learn the history behind the Christmas tree and will learn to sing this holiday favorite (Oh Christmas Tree) in its orginal German language lyrics.
Winter Solistice - Students will dicover the Roman traditions for the Winter Solstice by creating crafts that reflect the importance of the Earth and its creatures. We will make pine cone treats with honey/peanut butter & bird seed for squirrels, chipmunks and our feathered friends to help them survive the winter season.
Sun Dial "Tempus Fugit!" -Students will learn about the importance of the Sun before clocks were invented. They will create a wooden sun-dial from a kit and learn how to use it to tell time.
Cantemus! - Let's sing Latin Christmas Songs! Students will listen to and sing a variety of Latin Christmas Songs.
La flor de Noche Buena - Students will learn about the significance of the Poinsettia and how it relates to Mexico. They will make a poinsettia craft.
Los villancicos - Students will learn the lyrics to traditional Christmas songs and color a Christmas bookmark!
Navidad - Students will learn some holiday vocabulary words and play Bingo for prizes!
Chico Chile - Students will learn about traditions related to Christmas in Mexico and Spain by reading stories. They will receive a "present" of a story book.
Crazy traditions - Students will learn about a strange tradition celebrated in Spain! They will not leave empty-handed!