Wednesday, December 5, 2012

             Sounds of Christmas are in the air!
It's the month of December and no matter how much I tell myself to slow down and enjoy this time of the year, one thing after another seems to keep me busier then I want to be.

I have signed my class up for two different projects, a global classroom project called Christmas Around the World and a Christmas card exchange project.  I thought both of these sounded exciting especially since our current social studies unit is a study of Europe.

Christmas Around the World

Through this project students will learn about the Christmas traditions of others around the world.  Students are sharing there family traditions through skype, voicethread, and twitter.
They are sharing stories, videos, and photos.

I found out about the Holiday Card Exchange through a site called  We were assigned 30 classrooms throughout the US and Canada, we will exchange holiday greeting cards with one another.  We will also be sending cards to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, MN.
The theme this year is snowglobes, thanks to Mrs. Friederich for making the patterns that we used for our cards. Our card shop has been very busy this week creating masterpieces.
We are very proud of our creations!
            We anxiously wait for our greeting cards to arrive!
Special delivery, our 2nd card of the week.



  1. WOW -- looks like you are going to have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS in your classroom. Thank you SO much for being a part of the Holiday Card Project.

  2. Hello there! We are from Illinois and are also participating in the project! Isn't it great! It looks like your students worked hard, as did ours! We are in group 22. Do your children have access to computers? If so, would they want to check out our blogs and leave a comment to a student or two? They would be very excited to have additional audience members besides their mom and dads! The website is