The weather here in Texas is totally crazy!! Yesterday it was 80 degrees. Today we are waiting to find out if school is canceled tomorrow due to a winter storm! Crossing my fingers for a day to sleep! 🙂
Kwanzaa in the Classroom
This week we have been busy learning about Kwanzaa. I don’t have one student who celebrates Kwanzaa and I never have, but it is still important that they know about other holidays. (And that I teach what is required in Texas and our district!)
We started by reading a book about Kwanzaa. Books are a fabulous way to introduce a new topic. You can read more about why interactive read alouds are so powerful HERE.
We then talked about the 7 principals with our own candle holder.
I was very proud of their hard work!
If you want to check out some other engaging things to help you teach about Kwanzaa in your classroom, check out my mini-unit HERE. It’s jam-packed with enough activities to effectively teach like vocabulary cards, graphic organizers to compare/contrast it with Christmas and Hanukkah, fact sorting, an emergent reader, and a purposeful craft!
In other fun news, the Holiday eBook is out and it is FILLED with freebies for Pre-K and K!
Click the image above to download the file. Once you download the file, you click on each page to grab the freebies you want!
This little freebie of mine is tucked inside!
So what are you waiting for?! Hurry and grab ’em all so you can use ’em!