Friday, November 20, 2009

As we enter the holiday season we are discussing family, traditions and how people celebrate differently. To go along with the quilt discussion last week I am comparing our traditions and celebrations to a quilt with a bulletin board and the quote "We are like a quilt... Different patches, pieces, colors, and sizes all woven and held together by a common thread." I am also encouraging students to enjoy their family time together because when the gifts are gone the memories and traditions we share are what binds us together. I wish you a happy holiday season and hope you have fun creating memories that tie your family together for years to come. To find out more information about holiday traditions around the world, click on the "Holiday Traditions" link.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Storybook Quilts

I recently had the opportunity to visit a library displaying beautiful storybook quilts. I shared of the quilts I saw in a presentation during library this week and read one of the books that had a quilt in the display "The Quilt Story"


As we enter the "holiday" season one of the things I love most about this time of year are the traditions that we share. I love introducing books about families, traditions, and how people celebrate differently around the world. I share some of my favorite traditions and encourage students to build traditions within their own families.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Culture Grams

Many students at Orchard are working on reports about different countries and cultures around the world. A great site to find information on different countries is "Culture Grams". They have a kids edition just for young students. To check it out, go to the "Culture Grams" link under online resources.