Thursday, December 10, 2015

Winter Holidays


Winter Holidays 

One of the most exciting things during winter are all of the holidays people celebrate with their friends and families. There are many different holidays that fall during the winter season. 
Watch the BrainpopJr. video on Winter Holidays. 

No matter what holiday you celebrate, you and your family have special traditions

A tradition is something that family, friends, or another group of people has done for many years and continues to do on a regular basis. 

Learning about other people's traditions is an excellent way to learn  about other cultures, beliefs and more about your friend!





We got together with a Mrs. Broussard's third grade class.  Each student in Third Grade has had the privilege of participating in a 1 to 1 program. This means that each student gets their own Acer to work on in class. Working together we will collaborate on creating a blog comment about our family traditions for the winter holidays.  We will be posting our comments on both our class blog and 

After completing your interview, leave a comment with your "Blogging Buddy"about the winter holiday traditions you celebrate.

What are some traditions you and your family practice over the winter holidays? Which is your favorite tradition? Why is it special?  

Don't forget, excellent comments include:

- complete sentences

- high vocabulary

- questions that can spark a conversation


20 comments:

  1. I love to go to Sweden in the winter because it is fun. My grandparents and I go out into the forest and cut down a Christmas tree. Then we drink hot chocolate to get warm because it is often cold in the winter. This is one of my favorite winter time traditions in Sweden.
    By Harper M.

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  2. Dear Families,
    My name is Jack and my name is Matthew. Matthew celebrates Hanukkah. Matthew loves playing dreidel .Matthew likes playing dreidel because he likes reading Hebrew and eating delicious chocolate. You get to read Hebrew when you land on different letters. When you win the game you collect all of the chocolate. Jack celebrates Christmas. Jack loves to go to Candy Cane Lane. Candy Cane Lane is a lane with houses flooded with sparkly lights. We both love to open up spectacular presents. Do you like to open presents?

    Your holiday friends,
    Jack and Matthew

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  3. Dear Parents,
    My Name is Kaden and my blogging partner’s name is Ryan. Ryan’s in Mrs. Levy class and I Kaden am in Mrs.Broussard’s wonderful class. One thing we both like to do on Christmas day is open presents first thing in the morning at 7:00 or 8:00.My favorite thing to do is go to sleep on Christmas eve. Ryan’s favorite thing to do is go out to dinner with his family. What do you celebrate and what is your favorite tradition to do?


    From,
    Kaden and Ryan

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  4. Angelisse & BriannaDecember 17, 2015 at 1:18 PM

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  5. Dear Family,
    Our names are Keira and Sophia. We both celebrate Christmas. Some of Keira’s traditions are that she plays games, has a big feast, and watches movies. Sophia has a big feast also, plays games and buys real Christmas trees. Some things we both do over the holidays is we both decorate tall,luscious and green Christmas trees.




    From,
    Keira and Sophia

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  6. Angelisse & BriannaDecember 17, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Dear Families,

    I have a third grade friend, named Angelisse. she celibrates christmas. her favorite thing to do for christmas is open presents. We both like to ice skate over winter break. Her favorite color is purple. Her favorite ice cream is chocolate. That is my third grade friend.
    I have a second grade friend.her name is Brianna.she also celibrates christmas. Her favorite color is pink. Her favorite ice cream is chocolate. That is my second grade friend. Brianna’s teacher is Mrs. Levy. Angelisse’s teacher is Mrs. Broussard. Do you celibrate Christmas?

    From,
    Angelisse & Brianna

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  7. Ariana and IsabellaDecember 17, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Dear families,
    We now have blogging partners.
    Are names are Ariana and Isabella. Isabella celebrates the fantastic holiday Hanukkah. And Ariana celebrates the wonderful holiday Christmas. Isabella’s favorite tradition is playing with the colorful dreidel. Ariana’s favorite tradition is opening humongous and fun filled presents and toys. A tradition that Isabella and Ariana both like to do is to be with our loving family and open presents. Isabella and Ariana both like to do these tradition every year.
    Do you like to open presents and be with your families too?

    Sincerely the two girls who love the holidays,
    Ariana and Isabella.

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  8. Dear Parents,
    Our names are Ryan and Nolan.Ryan and Nolan celebrate Christmas.Ryan’s tradition is getting presents.We both love to decorate trees.Nolan’s tradition is getting presents too! We both like getting candys!! In Christmas we both love to spend time with our family, Grandfather and Grandma.What do you celebrate?

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  9. Dear Families,
    We are Noah and Jaslene! Noah celebrates Channaka! My favorite tradition to do in Channaka is to light the menorah because I love saying the prayer. One thing we both like to do over the holidays is to stay at home and watch a movie. I’m Jaslene and I celebrates christmas my favorite tradition to do in
    Christmas is to woke up at 8:00 or 9:00 and open presents because I get awesome big presents! My name is Noah from Mrs.Broussard’s class which is a super spectacular class! Do you get big presents on Christmas. Do you light the menorah and say the prayer.but don’t forget I’m Jaslene from Ms.levy’s class which is a SUPER AWESOME class. And I hope you learned more about us.

    From Noah and Jaslene

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  10. Dear Parents, Our names’ are Lucas and Trentyn. We are going to tell you about our traditions. Trenton's tradition is Christmas. He likes to eat chocolate it is really tasty. Also his favorite thing to do on Christmas is spend time with his caring & loving family.Lucas’s tradition is Hanoka he likes to eat latkes a lot.His favorite thing to do is spend time with his caring & loving family. What suspicious presents do you like to open?


    From,

    Lucas Glazer and Trentyn Garcia.
    Dear Parents, Our names’ are Lucas and Trentyn. We are going to tell you about our traditions. Trenton's tradition is Christmas. He likes to eat chocolate it is really tasty. Also his favorite thing to do on Christmas is spend time with his caring & loving family.Lucas’s tradition is Hanoka he likes to eat latkes a lot.His favorite thing to do is spend time with his caring & loving family. What suspicious presents do you like to open?


    From,

    Lucas Glazer and Trentyn Garcia.

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  11. Dear Parents,
    Our names are Siya and Lily. We both celebrate Christmas .Both of our favorite
    things about Christmas is making cookies,decorating the tree,and ice skating.
    Siya also celebrates Divali.what is Divali ? Divali is when Indian people light
    fire crackers and all night.People do fire crackers it is very loud.Do you celebrate
    Divail?

    Your holiday friends,
    Siya and Lily

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  12. Dear Parents,
    Our names are Claude and Noah our teachers names are Mrs.brossard
    and Mrs. Levy and we like to open presents and go sledding at Big Bear.
    Noah likes to eat locka and apple sauce. And Claude and Noah’s favorite thing is
    to do is snowball fight. What do you celebrate?

    by Claude and Noah

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  13. Dear Parents,

    Are names are Harper and Alexa.We both celebrate the amazing holiday Christmas and have traditions.Harper’s tradition is to go to her cooko friend’s house in Sweden.My tradition is to eat a big delicous breakfast. we both wake up on Christmas morning and eat pie.Another one of our traditions is to bike ride on Christmas morning.We also wake up very early in the morning to wake up are parents.

    From your impatiently waiting friends,
    Alexa and Harper

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  14. Kimberly & RyanDecember 17, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Dear families,
    Happy Holidays! This month, a lot of busy things are going on all over the place!
    Mostly every fabulous family has something on their plate! The holidays have already started for people that celebrate Chanukkah! But others are still busy getting Christmas presents ready! Every year people deck the halls with rows of holly and it makes the streets glow with excitement! What do you celebrate and what traditions do you have? Hope you have a happy holiday!
    Love,
    Ryan and Kimberly!

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  15. Dear Parents,
    Our names are Siya and Lily. We both celebrate Christmas .Both of our favorite
    things about Christmas is making cookies,decorating the tree,and ice skating.
    Siya also celebrates Divali.what is Divali ? Divali is when Indian people light
    fire crackers and all night.People do fire crackers it is very loud.Do you celebrate
    Divail?

    Your holiday friends,
    Siya and Lily

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  16. Olivia S and Samantha H.December 17, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Dear Families,
    My third grader is Samantha and my second grader is Olivia. Are traditions are Christmas. We both like to open mystery presents. We both like to decorate the Christmas tree. Also we both like to decorate ginger people. We both have a elf on the shelf. Olivia elf on the shelf hides everywhere. But Samantha elf on the shelf is not out because her little brother scare of it.
    What winter holidays do you celebrate.
    Your Christmas buttes,
    Olivia S and Samantha H.
    Happy
    Holidays!

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  17. Ariana and IsabellaDecember 17, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Dear Kaylee and Baxter,
    Ariana and Isabella both love to open our presents. But what Ariana likes to do more than open presents is bake homemade cookies with her mom. What Isabella likes to do more than open presents is be with her family. Kaylee and Baxter do you like to make homemade cookies with your mom or be with your family?
    Sincerely the fun holiday girls,
    Ariana and Isabella.

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  18. Dear Families,
    our names are Doreen and Kate. Doreen’s favorite holiday tradition is to open beautiful presents. Kate’s favorite holiday tradition is to play with my cousins Even,Bria, and Kendall. The one thing we both like to do over the holidays is open presents and eat gelt. Kate celebrates Hanukkah
    and Christmas. Doreen celebrates Hanukkah.
    Happy Holidays!!!!

    What is your favorite thing to do over the holidays?

    Your friends,
    Kate & Doreen


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  19. Datis,
    I like to celebrate Christmas. I like the Christmas tree decorations and lights and the train that goes around it. I like to open my presents under the Christmas tree.

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  20. Hi Mrs. Levy's Class,
    Your videos are wonderful! I am so proud of all of you. You really understand how important it is to appreciate everyone's differences and to remember the important lessons Dr. Martin Luther King taught us. One of my favorite things he said was: "Intelligence plus character - that is the true goal of education." What do you think he meant when he said that? Keep learning and never give up!
    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Brazell

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