Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Videos

Christmas shopping is a stress!  But hiding the presents strategically within the house makes it even more of a hassle.  Once you think you have the perfect spot, a game of hide and seek inside the house gets you all nervous!  I know the feeling!  Not all families have grandparents that live within a block to stash the goods at, and for those that do then it's the transporting to and from or keeping them hidden in the car in order to get them there.  I'll stick to the shopping and leave the rest to someone else :).
Another topic during this time is the discussion of Holiday traditions.  Diwali, Kwanza, Hanukkah, and Christmas are all discussed during the month of December in our classroom.  For each holiday, there will be a short video assisting in the explanation of the celebration.  While no participation in right/wrong discussion regarding these holidays will happen; we want each parent to be aware of the videos being shared.  You can watch these videos as they are posted on the classroom blog and all holiday books displayed within our library are available for viewing.
While these celebrations are important and create the morals and standards that some of our families build their lives around, the conversations regarding a child's view will never begin with a staff's inquiry.  It is joyous to hear your children share their thoughts with others, of all topics, as these conversations are building friendships and trust. 
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments with any topics or discussions held please see Miss Shelly.   

Diwali Holiday Video

Hanukkah Holiday Video

Kwanza Holiday Video

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