Saturday, November 24, 2012

December Class Book FREEBIE!

Hello, Teaching Friends!

Teaching the December holidays is a lot more complicated than it used to be, and also a lot more interesting, for us and for our students, too.

As the world becomes increasingly diversified, there are more holidays and traditions, unique to each culture.  It's kind of hard to strike a balance and to fit it all into a short and busy month, but so important. It's not only so that no one is excluded or offended, but also because it's such a wonderful opportunity for our students' lives and our own to be enriched by better understanding the lives of the people we work and learn beside every day.

I'm thinking about the title of a book I used to enjoy with my class, We are All Alike...We are All Different. So very true! One way to help our youngest students understand this is through exploring the things we all have in common as we celebrate holidays.

Food seems like a good place to begin. (Hmmm...come to think of it, isn't food always a good place to start anything?)  Think of the variety of foods that would be on the table if all of your students' family traditions were represented!

Getting all that food together may not always be an easy thing to accomplish, but here's a much easier way to help your students share and appreciate each others' December celebrations. Plus, there's some bonus literacy learning involved - hooray! - and you'll have a new class book to add to your collection.

 Click here or on the picture to download from Google Drive.

The set includes a book cover, student templates for writing, and a data collection activity. Because you'll need just a bit of support from your class families, there's even a letter included to fill them in on the project and give you the information you'll need to complete the book.

Holiday Treats are Fun to Eat! is a sample from a set of 5 class books, "Making Class Books for December and January". In addition to Holiday Treats are Fun to Eat, this set includes class writing experiences about giving gifts, Chinese New Year, snowmen, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Teaching!


  1. Thank you! Perfect for part of my family project this month. :-)

    1. You're welcome! Isn't it fun when something you need comes along right when you need it? :)


  2. Thank you for the fun freebie. So creative!

  3. An early Christmas gift for your followers like myself :)


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