Ok, so I sent a letter out to all my parents asking them to check off any and all holidays that are celebrated in their homes (from a list I came up with). I explained that I wanted each child to have the opportunity to celebrate, discuss, and learn about the holidays that are important to their families and cultural heritage. And I included that I wanted to incorporate these important holidays into our classroom lessons and projects. (I'm begning to think maybe that wasn't a great idea...) I got a few back today and so far I have Christmas on everyones. But I also have one family that celebrates St. Nicholas Day and one that celebrates Diwali. If ANYONE has any knowledge of these, craft or activity ideas, or anything that might help me discuss them with my class, I would be MOST GRATEFUL!!