2017-12-20 / School News

Middle school students learn about Christmas customs around the globe



Warm Springs Middle School sixth graders in math teacher Laura Harrington’s classroom learned about Christmas customs in Australia. They include Nativity plays beginning in November and the Carols by Candlelight celebration in Melbourne where thousands gather to sing their favorite Christmas songs together. Sixth grade math teacher Tammy Stotler’s classroom learned about Mexican holiday customs and colored pictures of angels, bells and nativity scenes to decorate their door. The middle school studies Christmas in other lands every year. Warm Springs Middle School sixth graders in math teacher Laura Harrington’s classroom learned about Christmas customs in Australia. They include Nativity plays beginning in November and the Carols by Candlelight celebration in Melbourne where thousands gather to sing their favorite Christmas songs together. Sixth grade math teacher Tammy Stotler’s classroom learned about Mexican holiday customs and colored pictures of angels, bells and nativity scenes to decorate their door. The middle school studies Christmas in other lands every year.

Middle school sixth grade science and social studies teacher Karen Reed’s students learned about the Japanese custom of decorating with evergreen at Christmas and how schools and businesses are open on Christmas Day. Sixth grade language arts teacher Nora Crossen’s classes discovered that Père Noël (Father Christmas) is the Santa Claus figure for France and Le Réveillion is the elaborate French Christmas dinner. Bûche de Noël is a Yule Log cake dessert. Other school multi-cultural holiday displays included Egypt, Germany, Spain, Israel and Thailand. photos by Kate Evans Middle school sixth grade science and social studies teacher Karen Reed’s students learned about the Japanese custom of decorating with evergreen at Christmas and how schools and businesses are open on Christmas Day. Sixth grade language arts teacher Nora Crossen’s classes discovered that Père Noël (Father Christmas) is the Santa Claus figure for France and Le Réveillion is the elaborate French Christmas dinner. Bûche de Noël is a Yule Log cake dessert. Other school multi-cultural holiday displays included Egypt, Germany, Spain, Israel and Thailand. photos by Kate Evans

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