In between our snow excitement we were able to work on our Holidays Around the World unit. We are following the wonderful (and resourceful!) unit posted by Rachelle from What the Teacher Wants. If you haven't already purchased this unit, I highly recommend it!
We have been working hard on our "suitcases" for our journey around the world.
To make the "suitcase" we folded a 12''x18'' piece of construction paper in half. We added the handles to the top (my students drew these freely).
For the cover, we cut and glued our title and tags for each country visited. (see pictures below)
You can get yours for free by clicking here: Holidays Around the World Cover
For the inside, we have glued a map of all the countries visited on the right side and our Holidays Around the World packet on the left. You can get a copy of the map for free from Sarah at Sarah's First Grade Snippets here.
One last share for you today. After testing our luck with a game of dreidel, we ended today's study of Israel by making (and enjoying) edible dreidels. A good friend of mine showed me this quick and easy dreidel a few years back and I have done it ever since. I've done it with kindergartners, first graders, and now second graders. You stick a pretzel stick in one end of a marshmallow. Put a dab of icing on the other end. Place a Hershey's kiss on top of the icing and voila! You have an edible dreidel. The tricky part is trying to get it to spin. :)