Seasonal Celebrations


Grades: Kindergarten – 2
Booking: November – January
Promotion:

Explore different seasonal traditions from around the world. Students will have a chance to compare and contrast different traditions from their own. Students will also create their own unique seasonal craft that reflects various traditions from around the world.

Description:

Celebrate the many holiday traditions from around the world. This global perspective will shed a new light on holiday traditions. Students will have a chance to compare and contrast different traditions from their own. Students will also create their own unique seasonal craft that reflects various traditions from around the world. Teachers will have an opportunity to choose 2 traditions to explore with their students. Choices include; Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, and Christmas.

Curriculum Requirements:

Kindergarten

  • Use play as a means to further their learning in the areas of problem solving, mathematics, science and technology, the arts, language and to continue developing social skills.
  • Communicate effectively by listening and speaking.
  • They will practice listening, speaking and responding to fellow classmates.
  • Show awareness of the passage of time.
  • Participate in games or experiment with toys that include counting, and numbers, and require balance, co-ordination, perceptual skill and spatial awareness.
  • Express their own thoughts and share experiences.
  • Participate in visual arts activities using a variety of materials.
  • Compare the leisure activities of the early settlers to entertainment today.
  • Recognize the museum as a special place within the community and understand its function.

Grade One

Social Studies

B3 Understanding Context: The Elements of the Local Community
  • B3.1 Identify some of the natural and built features of their community by recognizing the importance and role of a museum in the community.

Science and Technology

Earth and Space Systems: Daily and Seasonal Changes
  • 1.1 Assess the impact of daily and seasonal changes on human outdoor activities and identify innovations that allow for some of these activities to take place indoors out of season.
Understanding Matter and Energy
  • 1.2 Describe how the everyday lives of different people and other living things would be affected if electrical energy were no longer available

Grade 2

Social Studies

Heritage and Identity Changing Family and Community Traditions


A1: Why Traditions Change

  • A1.1 Compare ways in which some traditions have celebrated over multiple generations.

A3: Understanding Context: Tradition and Heritage

  • A3.5 Demonstrate an understanding of simple chronology.
  • A3.4 students will describe some significant traditions and celebrations of their families, their peers, and their own communities, as well as some other communities in Canada.
  • A3.6 Identify ways in which heritage is passed on through various community celebrations and events