I have Jehovah Witness and I need some holiday ideas or winter ideas I can do that doesn't focus necessarily on a specific holiday. I do know I'm allowed to give a gift but just not in Christmas wrapping. Any Ideas? I teach 1st
After doing Christmas around the world for several years with many "Issues" coming up because of it, I went to a month of GINGERBREAD activities in December. Read different gbread stories, compare, contrast, make gingerbread houses, make gingerbread ornaments with cinnamon, applesauce and school glue....
Lots of fun stuff and I know there is a great website out there with ideas but it's time for dinner! Maybe another poster can help me out.
unit for December. This is in our Social Studies curriculum. My JW student participated in it as it was part of the curriculum. My principal told me not to change my plans or curriculum for them, that if they come to a public school they will learn many different things and be exposed to many things. So, that's the way I looked at it. I kept the parent up to date on what we were doing so they could decide if they wanted to pull their child out or not.
for thanksgiving, i just called my parent and went over the activities we were doing. she helped me come up with modifications for her daughter. she was very appreciative that i took time to consider her daughter and not just exclude her. i plan to do the same for christmas. if the class is writing to santa, she will write to grandma about an upcoming visit. if we are making reindeer, she will make horses, and so on. you just have to get creative
penguins are also cute! there are many crafts/sheets/activities from mailbox and also movies in case you cannot show the ones with christmas in them. i can't show holiday films with my student that is jw, so we watched pocahontas instead of charlie brown thanksgiving.