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Old 11-19-2012, 10:28 AM
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School Holiday Traditions

Does your school have any holiday traditions?

It is my first year at this school and we have a few. One of them which I am excited about is a cookie exchange. We all bake home-made cookies (enough so every teacher in the school gets 4) and we exchange bags of cookies. I believe I will be collecting 30 bags of cookies this year.

There's another tradition apparently, that I don't know too much about yet as they haven't explained it to me. It seems like a gag tradition of some sort.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:24 PM
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First grade Thanksgiving show

4th grade holiday concert

December cookie exchange (I started this last year...gearing up for Second Annual...)
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:50 PM
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Christmas play

Santa visits last day before Christmas

Goodie Day.. potlucks where staff bring Christmas goodies to share. We have 2 in December.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:30 PM
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Holiday Fun Fair.... Santa visits, holiday store, Christmas Carols, hayride with Mrs. Claus, Christmas story time, Christmas craft, cookie decorating. It is fun for all!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:40 PM
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We're not allowed to celebrate or discuss holidays...sigh. At my last school we used to do Christmas carols (secular, of course) every morning for the week before break, a holiday show, and christmas parties in the classroom. They also put several trees and lights out in the hallways and taught about other holiday celebrations in class. As a staff we did secret santa, a potluck christmas breakfast, and a party outside of school.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:11 AM
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Christmas parties, but that is it..I wish we did some fun things!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:50 AM
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We always have a wear jeans week to raise money for a charity. Basically, staff can wear jeans but pay a $1 or $2 everyday to wear them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:03 AM
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Thanksgiving dinner for lunch, and individual Christmas parties.
Wish we had more school-wide holiday activities.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:18 PM
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We have zero school-wide holiday traditions.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:05 PM
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We take our students to an off-site holiday party right before Winter break. They try to make it a winter holiday party but Santa comes to visit so it's mostly Christmas related.
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