cant clebrate christmas

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  1. missnaebay

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    Ok so i cant focus on holidays at my center :( so no holiday party or anything...but i want to do a party for my parenst and pre-ks...i was looking for good ideas cookie exchange sounded fun..do you guys have any ideas?:) :thumb: :thanks: in advance
     
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    Can you do a gingerbread theme, or snowmen...a wintery theme but not holidays? Teach the kids a few finger plays, a song, hang some artwork and invite families in for a 'winter fest'. Have sugar cookies for the kids to decorate and serve cocoa.
     
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    You can make the graham cracker "gingerbread" houses, super easy, can use a milk container and canned icing. And there are lots of books you can use to build up the theme
     
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    yesss i love it i love the 'winter fest' :thanks:
     
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    this is a great idea i always do it with regular icing and they always fall apart
     
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    Winter is the way to go.

    Also, think penguins, polar bears, snowmen, snowball fights,
     
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    Winter could be a lot of fun...So many books and things that have been mentioned to choose from. Could even do how to dress for winter as well....
     
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    We've done that! We decorated the cafeteria doors to look like Igloos and the kids had to wear their winter coats (just long enough for a read-aloud). We practiced pretending to shiver during the story, etc. Then we broke up into 3 rotating centers. We had parent volunteers! I can't actually remember the activities, but it was fun. We wrapped up with a group game.
     
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    Lakeshorelearning.com has some great winter projects and lesson plans. Another great website is enchantedlearning.com. The winter fest is a great idea. Lots of fun! You can make snowmen out of marshmellows and other candies. Cookie decorating (winter themes). Make snowflake cutouts.
     
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    im actually very excited about this winter ting now : lol
     
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    I don't want to sound like a grinch, but I was really happy to teach at schools that did not celebrate any holidays. It made life so much easier.
     
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    I did a "winter" party for my class we did stuff with snow and snowflakes I mixed shaving cream with glue and it dried puffy so it looked like snow. we made sled picture frames with craft sticks.
     
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    Blue, every year I reconsider this stance....

    I have never worked in a room where this is the status quo....I have often wondered if I would like it.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Head Starts usually do not celebrate holidays. We just proceed with regular lesson plans. Seasonal themes do seep in: Saying thank you and families at Thanksgiving etc. You don't have to worry about Christmas gifts or parties. And, most classroom performances are eliminated.
     
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    Oh, other than the presents I run a pretty light holiday lesson. We count seasonal items and what not, but we don't do the holiday fervor for sure.

    We really keep a tight lid on the holiday until about a week before.
     
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    I've done a gingerbread celebration in the past. Leading up to it, we make gingerbread man glyps, work together to create a large gingerbread house from construction paper or a cardboard box if we can get one. We read the many, many different variations of gingergread books... Gingerbread Cowboy, Gingerbread Pirates, Gingerbread Baby, etc. and compare and contrast. We put gingerbread man props in the dramatic play area. It's one of my favorites! When I moved to a school that does a very traditional Christmas, I moved the gingerbread man thing to January! Good luck!
     
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    I have to say, I agree with Blue that I much prefer to not teach holidays at school. I go Christmas crazy at home with my own kids, but it's best kept at home!
     
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    i love doing the christmas/holidays in december because im used to it...im happy that i am forced to do something diffrent
     

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