I love the holidays and the human spirit that shines brightly: the time with family celebrating the little things, the generosity of giving, random acts of kindness and the traditions that bring us all together. A quick scroll through social media highlights those generous gestures, ideas for coming together as a family and celebrating with family and friends. One that stood out to me was a calendar shared by Paula Borque offering ideas for random acts of Christmas kindness. I loved it and thought how fun it would be to create a calendar that offered ways for classrooms to read, write, watch, create and connect together for joyful learning.
So, I created this December calendar to celebrate the season and inspire shared reading, writing and creating in the elementary classroom. It is my hope that you will make a copy and change it to fit your location, your students and your own personality. You will notice that I only created ideas for Monday through Friday. I thought it would be fun to create ideas for weekend learning with families together as a class based on your students’ own ideas and interests.
I hope you enjoy this and will share your new creations with me!