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Holiday Class Party

Holiday Class Party

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lesson plans, sign up sheets and activities for a winter holiday school party.
lesson plans, sign up sheets and activities for a winter holiday school party.

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Published by: somewhatsimple on Dec 02, 2011
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Plans are underway our class
Date:____________________________ Time: ____________________ 
Students will travel in groups to different areas of the room and learn about various winter holidays, including Christmas,Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years. At each station, parent volunteers will present some basic information about thespecified holiday and then demonstrate and supervise a related holiday craft. All lessons and craft materials will beprovided. We will also have a station for cookie decorating so students will have a yummy treat.Please sign up to help in any way
you are able & return this by _______________________________________ 
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Holiday Party Sign Up
Student’s Name: __________________________________________________ 
Parent’s Name: _________________________________________________________ 
 ___________________________ Email address where room mom can contact you: ________________________________________________________ 
Please check all of the following that you are willing to help with. When all forms have been received, we will distribute theassignments and notify you of what you are in charge of.
Supplies Needed:
(for 30 Children)Pipe Cleaner Plain sugar cookies- store bought, any shape and sizeYarn (any color) Small plates A Hanukkah Dreidel Napkins A bag of small candies, ie. M&Ms or Skittles Plastic knivesSmall Ziploc bags FrostingWide popsicle sticks Holiday sprinkles or candiesRegular sized popsicle sticks Capri SunsSequins
Help Needed:
Set Up: Arrive to the classroom atClean Up: Arrive at the classroom atPresent Lesson and Supervise Craft: Please specify which holiday you would like to supervise:Supervise Cookie Decorating
Final assignments for our class
Date: _____________________ Time: _____________ 
Thank you for offering to donate items for our Christmas party. Below is the final list of items we need you to bring:
Student’s Name:
 Please have all items brought to school with your child the day before the party. If you are no longer able to help donateitems, or you cannot donate all of the items listed above, please email the teacher as soon as possible so that we canassign those items to another parent. Also, if you volunteered to help in the classroom with setup/ cleanup and/or supervising a station during the party, we haveyou on the list and really appreciate you giving your time. Please be in the class at ______ for set up and ______ for cleanup. Supervision assignments will be given on the day of the class party.Thanks again- this is going to be a lot of fun!
New Year’s Lesson & Craft
New Year's Day
is the first day of the year. This day used to be a day of religious feast, but since the 1900s has become anoccasion to celebrate the night of December 31, called New Year's Eve. It is also customary to make New Year'sresolutions, which individuals hope to fulfill in the coming year. Some popular resolutions are to get in shape, learnsomething new, do something adventurous that you have never done before and save money.
New Year's Day Celebrations
Polar Bear Plunges: People gather on beaches and run into the cold and sometimes freezing water.
In Pasadena, California, the Tournament of Roses is held- a parade of floats all decorated with flowers.
Hindus celebrate the New Year by paying respects to their parents and other elders.
New Year's Eve Celebrations
In Sydney, Australia, they have the world's largest fireworks displays
In New York City, the huge Times Square Ball located high above Times Square is lowered starting at 11:59:00p.m., or the last minute of the year, and reaches the bottom of its tower at the stroke of midnight with fireworks &flashing lights.
In the Philippines, people light fireworks, loud firecrackers, booming sound system, bamboo canons as well asmake a lot of noise with the belief that the noises would scare evil spirits away and prevent them from bringing badluck to the coming new year. Coins are also jumbled in tin cans to make noise with the belief that this will bringthem more money. Children are encouraged to jump about as there was an old belief that this was supposed tomake you taller.
It is popular to kiss loved ones on New Year's Eve.
New Year’s Resolution Art Activity
What you'll need:
Plain paper or construction paper 
Crayons/ Markers
White craft glue or glue stick
How to make it:
 Across the top write “I RESOLVE” with a crayon of your c
Choose your resolution and write it below the title (i.e. “to keep my room clean”)
Draw a colorful picture depicting your resolution below the words.

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