Carr celebrates Winter Wonderland
Carr Elementary school in Fulton celebrated the day with a “Winter Wonderland” theme Dec. 14.
Each grade centered the festivities around a chosen book or idea. Literacy stations, math lessons, and arts and humanities classes gave students the opportunity to enhance their learning through different projects and theme-based activities.
In Mrs. Adair’s fifth grade class, the students selected “Christmas Around the World” as the project theme.
Each student was assigned a different country to research Christmas celebrations native to that country.
The students explored each country’s history, government, natural resources, geographic features, and culture. Their findings also included learning of the country’s Christmas holiday traditions and foods.
The project concluded with each student giving a presentation on his or her country and sampling some of the traditional holiday foods from around the world. “The class as a whole became so interested in this project. We learned about various celebrations and the diversity across the world during the holiday season. My goal was to give my class a greater depth of knowledge on the different cultures and traditions of Christmas,” Adair said.
Other classes’ themes centered around the books or ideas of The Grinch, The Polar Express, Ebenezer Scrooge, Frosty the Snowman, and The Worst-Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
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