Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Around the World- Germany

This week, we spent a few days in Germany. We learned that their flag is black, red, and gold. The flag is in honor of the soldier's uniforms soldiers' uniforms which were black coats with red braids and gold buttons.
German Flag
We also learned that they start the Christmas season by giving to others. In an effort to continue this tradition, we are collecting items for our community. Germans were among the first to decorate Christmas trees and make gingerbread men and houses.
We are currently writing  "How to Make a Gingerbread Baby" in our Writer's Workshop. Check back soon to see our process and finished products!
The last tradition that we learned from Germany is Christmas Caroling. We decided to practice this tradition by caroling for our assisstant principal, Mrs. Skinner. Enjoy this sweet video!
Next week, we will spend time in Japan, Australia, and Mexico. Check back to see our great adventures!

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