Here is a list of some of the holidays for December:
- December 1st Rosa Park's Day
- 7th Pearl Harbor Day
- 13th St. Lucia Day, Sweden
- 20th- 28th Chanukah, Jewish
- 21st First Day of Winter
- 22nd Winter Solistice
- 25th Christmas. Christians, Roman Catholics, International
- 26th Boxing Day, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom
- 26th- January 1st Kwanzaa, African Americans
- 28th National Chocolate Day, Everyone I know
- 31st New Year's Eve
This is also a time to bring closure to a semester and to units of study. Knowing that this is a chaotic time, begin planning how you would like the last few days to look and feel like. Some teachers plan class parties, a class breakfast with student exhibits/presentations, a special field trip, e.g. concert, play, movie. Then there are other teachers that press on with learning and try to keep a low key tone because the students are already worked into a tizzy. Having said all that, I recognize that some schools/districts have policies in regard to what should occur on those last few days.
Because this month is such a busy time my next blog will be posted on Sunday, January 8, 2012.
Have a wonderful, joyful, holiday, whatever it may be and see you in January.
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