Wednesday, December 4, 2013

GELDS: SS2.4b

CD-SS2 – The child will demonstrate an understanding of his/her community and an emerging awareness of others’ cultures and ethnicity.
CD-SS2.4b Explains diverse customs and cultural celebrations within the home, classroom and community.
WSO: Identifies similarities and differences in personal and family characteristics.
 Okay, I really want to just take the time to say a few things about this indicator instead of providing activities and books.  We're at the time of year where we all want to start discussing Christmas and other December holidays.  Talking about these traditions and customs, reading books bout them help to fill this indicator.
Some parents get touchy on this subject.  Please keep in mind that you are teaching cultural acceptance and understanding, not a holiday.  The desire is that students accept and understand the differences among one another, even if they don't have the same traditions.

1 comments:

Childcare Network said...

Megan
I think you make a valid point when you stated we're teaching cultural acceptance and understanding, not a holiday. I love your blog

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