Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Question Linky

Linking up with Michelle at Fabulous in First

In class, we had Holiday Show and Share this week. As part of their homework the last two weeks, the kinders had to create a project...any project...with their families to tell about a holiday they celebrate with their family. It could be secular or religious. The projects were awesome. They made books using the small wallet photo albums, construction paper, a folder with wrapping paper in it and posters out of all kinds of materials. One boy made a mobile (talk about hard to hang up). It was great to see the creativity and hear how they worked with their family to create it. As each of them showed and shared...they had to explain and answer questions. The audience had to think of compliments and questions. Since most of my class celebrates Christmas, many of the projects were on Christmas. With some very specific teacher guided questions, we saw how even when we celebrate the same holiday we can do it in different ways...which just makes us special. We hit Common Core listening and Speaking and lots of PYP attitudes and attributes like tolerance and respect.
It made me even more interested to read everyone's answers to these questions. Thanks Michelle for hosting.

Hot Chocolate or Eggnog? 
Hot chocolate. I like a little peppermint thrown in mine. : )
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them underneath the tree? 
When I was growing up, my mom wrapped each gift from parents and Santa. She loved to write clues on them and make them from literary characters as well. She saws I pointed out the wrapping paper so I wrap my own kids and Santa has a different wrapping paper. I even wrap little things in the stocking so it takes longer. hehe.
Colored lights or white? 
We have colored and white lights. I'm not picky at all. My childhood tree has hand-made ornaments including hand-me down ones from fabric. In her later years, my grandma had her tree professionally styled in coordinating colors and I inherited a lot of pink and gold ornaments.

When do you decorate? 
Growing up, we chopped a tree after my birthday. My husband would put it up before Thanksgiving. This year, the kittens took the tree out so we may end up with a live tree soon. We got a fake one because we put it in a bay window so it needs to be short.
Real or Fake Tree? 
So I jumped ahead on this one.

What Tops Your Tree?
Our tree often runs out of room but I love having an angel on the top of the tree.

Favorite Christmas Memories or Traditions?
We always travel to see the drive-thru lights display. It was a favorite of mine growing up. I even make my husband drive so I see better. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, my kids start asking to see them.
Do you remember your favorite gift as a child? 
When I was very little, I asked for my own kitchen. My parents got me a wooden one that I loved.
Do prefer giving or receiving? 
Giving! I love to leave little gifts for my co-workers and family all year when I can afford it. I've been leaving a little item for my own kids each week this month just to see their surprise.

What is your favorite Christmas song? 
Do You Hear What I Hear? It was on the radio the other weekend when we left on a trip and when we arrived home.
Candy Canes. Yuck or Yum? 
LOVE peppermint! Of course in my old age, I like the soft peppermints more than a big candy cane.

 Favorite Christmas Movie? 
I totally watch Hallmark channel all month long. There are a few of those I love.

Do you shop online or at stores?

Photo Cards, Letter or Store Bought Card? 
Totally forget every year to mail them but the kids make some for Church and family to hand out.
Wow. This is a long post. Lots of sharing,
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