Saturday, November 3, 2012

Winter Holiday Show

I teach at the International School of Morocco.  We have a truly international school, with over 15 countries represented in our small student body.  In order to make sure that all of the families feel included in the holiday celebrations, I created a truly multiculutral Holiday Show called Light Up the World with Celebrations.  It celebrates the fact that light is often used as a way to celebrate – through candles, lanterns, fireworks, luminaries etc. 

holidayplayNext week, the students at my school will begin to learn our lines. Each student K5 – 4th has a talking part, but most of the parts are short and sweet. My two strongest 4th graders will play the narrators with the most lines. (Grab a free copy of the play from my TPT store.)


Before we begin learning our lines for the play, we will begin learning about the holidays that our show covers with a Winter Holiday Powerpoint Presentation.  There are Winter Holidays Power Point Presentation - Including information on using light as a symbol in the holidays of Christmas, Haunakkah, Kwanza, Diwali, Ramadan, St. Martin's Day, St. Lucia's Day and New Years.many, many holidays discussed during the power point presentation and in our holiday show, including Christmas, Haunakkah, Kwanza, Diwali, Ramadan, St. Martin’s Day, St. Lucia’s Day and New Years. 


Also next week, the K4/K5 teacher, who is also the music teacher will begin working with the students on our two songs – This Little Light of Mine and Silent Night in 4 languages.  We’ll also be singing Happy Birthday in 4 languages, but we already sing those regularly, so that should be no sweat.

The week before we Winter Holiday Vocabulary - Four Free Differentiated Levels - Including information on Christmas, Haunakkah, Kwanza, and Diwali.deliver the play, my students in Grades 3 & 4 will do a more intensive study into four of the winter holidays with our Winter Holiday Vocabulary Packet.  (Grab a free copy from my TPT store.)

Holy Smokes are we going to be busy between now and Winter Vacation. 

What’s your class/school planning for the holidays?

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

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  1. This is so great! I love that the lesson covers the different holidays that students may celebrate as well as teaches them about some holidays they may not have heard of or would encounter in their community. I teach in a predominately Christian community and I think this would be a nice lesson for elementary aged student as well as secondary to be more culturally aware of different communities. This would also allow for sharing if they celebrate one or more of these holidays. Thanks for sharing!


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