We spent a lot of time researching holidays this week and that will continue for the next 2 weeks. The focus this week was about the isignificance of light as part of different holidays. Student read books, looked at websites I had linked on Symbaloo, and shared their own experiences.
Pairs then created either a Popplet or WeMap of 10 holidays that use some type of light (lantern, candle, etc.) Each bubble was supposed to name the country, holiday and source of light. While we could have created a venn diagram comparing 2 of the holidays (or 3) I really wanted then to focus on the common theme of light. A discussion about why light would be used in so many celebrations was also part of the week's activities.