Friday, December 13, 2013

New Year's Traditions Around the World Resources, Free Activity, and Interactive Student Notebook Connection

  Did you know that in Mexico people walk around the block carrying a suit case on New Year's Eve? They believe it will bring them travel and adventure in the new year. In Switzerland people drop a dollop of whipped cream on the floor for good luck. You can find some very interesting and strange New Year's traditions of lots of countries at this great website. Just click on the picture of Father times below.
You may also want to check out another good website about New Year's Traditions Around the World by clicking on the image below.
As 2013 comes to an end I will be celebrating a huge milestone in 2014. Next year I will turn 65!I'm going out with a bang! I just created my 1st Interactive Student Notebook edition of my new product: New Year's Traditions Around the World.I had just uploaded my all new and revised "New Year's Traditions Around the World" Packet and then thought about venturing into adding an ISN component. Instead I made a whole new product and am a little nervous and excited about it.  Just click on the picture below and download the preview to see all the pictures below. 
 It has a Unit planner
Introductory Activities
A Passport Book and Reading Texts of 7 Different Countries and the ISN Component

Wrapping Up the Unit Writing Activities
If you don't use an Interactive Student Notebook you might be interested in my new and revised packet. It has all of the activities found in the ISN edition except for the notebook activities. Just click on the picture below to download the preview and see sample pages of all the activities and materials.
Of course I have a freebie from both units. 
It includes the passport cover and reading and writing pages about New Year's Traditions in America. Just click on the picture below to download your freebie.

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Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. Have a very Happy New Year!

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  1. What a wonderful freebie! I will definitely use this with my third graders! I think it would be fun to do research on other traditions around the world too! Happy New Year!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  2. What a nice activity to start back with students. Thank you.
    Artistry of Education

  3. Thanks for sharing, Arlene, and have a happy new year!