Thursday, December 5, 2013

St. Nicholas Day in Malibu!!!

Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Nicholas.  In Germany, children put straw and carrots in their shoes and leave them out for St. Nicholas’ horses on December 5th.  The next morning they awake to find their shoes filled with small gifts and sweets! 

We used our Christmas in Germany Mini Unit to teach about this holiday.  The students read our non-fiction mini book and completed a fact sheet about St. Nicholas Day.  We are collecting all of our fact sheets to put into our Holidays Around the World Suitcase Journal.  As a culminating activity the students made boots and stuffed them with carrots.  We will see if St. Nicholas visits our class tonight!  This mini unit is available at our TPT store or by clicking here.