December Activities

  • December Scavenger Hunt
  • Famous New Yorkers
  • December is “READ A NEW BOOK” month! – Have a “blind date with a book” day. Choose books from the school library that are appropriate for the class and wrap each book in newspaper, with a ‘personal ad’ on the outside giving the reader a hint about the material. Students could then write their own descriptions before returning them to the class library.

Motivation for Literacy: In the Junior grades (stage 2-3), I would use "blind dates with books" for my students. Books are wrapped in newspaper, with a 'personal ad' on the outside giving the reader a hint of the material. This has proved very successful at many libraries. Students could also write their own descriptors before returning them to the class library, instead of a book report.

  • Art Project – Looking for something to do with old newspapers? Check out this blog post for a holiday activity to do with the class or at home.
  • Quote of the Month – “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde
  • Weekly news driven questions in our daily paper every Tuesday – Access by logging in to your e-edition account. Look for the NIE logo!