Monday, November 28, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

I am obsessed with the holidays (to put it mildly). I am currently trying to limit the number of "traditions" I am implementing in both my home and classroom. However, I come from a family steeped with many traditions and I learn about GREAT new ones from my students daily. Here's what I've got so far... (new ones are in Red)

  • Pick out Christmas tree then make a stop at Starbucks on the way home (for decorating purposes of course!)
  • Put on Christmas music while decorating the tree - followed by an evening of Christmas movies
  • Making/decorating a gingerbread house
  • Making a variety of Christmas cookies =)
  • Opening one gift on Christmas eve before going to Christmas service
  • Making cinnamon rolls and hot cocoa Christmas morning before opening stocks (followed by presents) 
  • Making and decorating Gingerbread Houses
  • Secret Santa gift exchange
  • Wearing pajamas for the day while we watch Polar Express and drink hot cocoa
  • Cookie Exchange
  • Making "Reindeer Food" to sprinkle on the lawn the night before


Grade ONEderful said...

Great traditions ... especially the Starbucks stop! Thanks for following my blog. Are you going to put in a follower gadget soon? Hope so :) Take care.

Grade ONEderful

Meghan Mayhew said...

Your Christmas lists look great! I too LOVE the holidays!


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