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.
Next 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 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 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?