It's The Holiday Season!
Issue 6 - AIS Winter Holiday Newsletter - 2022-2023
By Margot Morgan
Are you looking for something fun to do with your family to celebrate the holiday season? Here are some fun ideas for you! You can go see a holiday light show, a holiday play/musical/concert, or even just watch a holiday movie with your family!
Winter Holiday Traditions
By Gisele Turman
Do you want a family winter tradition? Well, look no further! Here is one of my favorite family winter traditions. These traditions are a unique and fun way to spend time with family this time of year. We relish the holiday spirit and finally have lasting holiday memories this time of year. For those who celebrate Christmas, when decorating the tree, unique ornaments are such a fun part of making your tree stand out.
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Christmas Cookie Recipe
By Hallie Cooper
Christmas is just around the corner, and with the hauling of toys to boys and girls all over the globe, Santa's sure to be hungry! Do you have a favorite cookie to bake for him and your friends? If not, here is a sugar cookie recipe that was submitted by my classmate, Gisele, and passed down through the generations from her grandmother. Let's start baking for the upcoming holidays!
1 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 tsp. of vanilla
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. of salt
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on moderately-high speed until well blended, fluffy, and pale yellow.
Add the eggs.
Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt).
Cover the bowl with paper towels or plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Remove the cover and roll out the dough on a floured surface.
Cut the dough with your favorite cookie cutters (angel, gingerbread man, snowflake, etc.).
Lay the cookies out on a greased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
Bake at 350° Fahrenheit (121° Celsius) for 5-8 minutes.
Take out and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Here are some extra links about how to bake the cookies if you're curious!
How to Cream the Butter and Sugar: Landolakes
By Sam Burke
Are you in search of a breathtaking present to gift to a loved one? If you are, then we are here to help! No matter the age of the gift recipient, it's always a great idea to make sure you get the best present possible --- which is why this holiday season we are here to help do just that! But the best gifts come from the heart, so if you want to give a personal gift, handmade ones are some of the best out there. I know that whenever I am gifted a homemade present, it was made with love. So, no matter the size or price, every gift is amazing as long as it was picked out or made with care.
Holiday Traditions 'Round the World
by Ilan Freedman
All over the world, different holidays are observed shortly before the new year. Which holiday do you celebrate? Most Americans celebrate Christmas, while my family celebrates Hanukkah. Hanukkah is one of the many holiday traditions people celebrate around the holidays. I will discuss Christmas first, followed by Hanukkah and Las Posadas.
A Dash of Kindness in our Community
By Hallie Cooper and Sam Burke
Why is Hot Chocolate Important?
By Margot Morgan
Everyone knows that the best winter drink is hot chocolate. This drink is so ubiquitous that we should know more about it! Hot chocolate is common in many Christmas movies, as the official warm holiday drink, and is even an important historical drink across the world - but where did it originate? Why is it so popular this time of year? Hot cacao is a warm drink that is shared with family and friends during the winter holiday season that you should know all about.