Explore Cultures

December Cultural Explorations

Kindergarten/

First Grade

Second & Third Grade

Fourth & Fifth Grade


Saint Lucia Celebration

in Sweden

Hanukkah

Christmas Around the World Webquest

Thurs/Fri

Dec 1& 2

  • Read book Lucia Morning in Sweden by Ewa Rydaker

  • Begin making St. Lucia Day Star Hats

  • Read book: The Story of Hanukkah by David Adler

  • Begin making dreidels

  • Introduce Webquest

  • Read Poem (altogether)

  • Choose Partners

  • Choose Country

  • Begin Research

  • Fri/Mon

    Dec 9 & 12

    • Complete Star Hats

    • Listen to music and parade around

  • Read book: Hanukkah! By Roni Schotter

  • Complete dreidels & play game

  • Take home dreidels

    • More research

    • Fill out Fact Sheet (hand in)

    • Begin Rewriting Poem

    Mon/Tues

    Dec 19 & 20

    • Read Book: The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren

    • Make Tomtens and eat Pepparkakor

  • Read book: Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe

  • Play dreidel game

  • Students get a chocolate gold coin

  • Complete Rewriting Poem

  • Write Letter (if time)

  • Hand in Poem and Letter (if time)



  • Our Cultures Expo was on Friday, November 18 in the Gym
    Students presented their projects on cultures around the world that studied in their 30 minute culture class. 

    Culture Expo



    Kindergarten Explore

    PAWS Day 3
    We will explore TANGRAMS through this robust website.
    HISTORY OF TANGRAMS

    PAWS Day 1 & 2
    Here is an interactive Map of the World
    The Game of Marbles Around the World
    Marbles in Cyprus


    PAWS Day 5 & 6
    Kindergarten will be exploring Hopscotch. Learn more here.
    First Grade Explore
    PAWS Day 1 & 2
    Here is an interactive Map of the World
    We will use Culture Grams:
    Learn about Indian Culture through pictures
    Learn about Japanese Culture through pictures
    Learn about Mexican Culture through pictures

    Second Grade Explore

    PAWS Day 1
    Here is an interactive Map of the World
    Print Resources
    Our Library has many books on many countries and cultures.
    Electronic Resources
    Culture Grams log onto JeffCo Library
    (if you don't have your library card, you can borrow one from Miss Nicole or Mrs. Wagner in the library)
    PAWS Day 2 & 3: Explore your country/culture: 
    PAWS Day 5 & 6:  Begin your project:
    Third Grade Explore

    PAWS Day 1: Start choosing your culture to explore
    Here is an interactive Map of the World
    Print Resources
    Our Library has many books on many countries and cultures.
    Electronic Resources
    Culture Grams log onto JeffCo Library
    (if you don't have your library card, you can borrow one from Miss Nicole or Mrs. Wagner in the library)
    PAWS Day 2 & 3: Explore your country/culture: 
    PAWS Day 5 & 6:  Begin your project.

    Fourth/Fifth Grade Explore

    PAWS Day 1: Start choosing your culture to explore
    Here is an interactive Map of the World
    Print Resources
    Our Library has many books on many countries and cultures.
    Electronic Resources
    Culture Grams log onto JeffCo Library
    (if you don't have your library card, you can borrow one from Miss Nicole or Mrs. Wagner in the library)

    PAWS Day 2 & 3: Explore your country/culture: 
    PAWS Day 5 & 6:  Begin your project:

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