Lots of Celebrating Going On! Rosemary
November is an exciting month. America might have Thanksgiving
but other countries have holidays in November, too. For example
Mexico celebrates Los
Dias de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. On November 1,
many Mexicans build altars and decorate with skulls, as a
way of honoring dead loved ones. Families will leave offerings
of food, fruits, and loaves of bread, pan de muertos, for
the departed souls.
In early December in Nicaragua, they celebrate La Purisima
by going from house to house singing songs and in the evening,
children are given candy and fruits and a single firecracker
to be let off at midnight. I think it would be a great idea
to create a calendar, listing as many different holidays from
as many different countries as possible. This might be a great
way to introduce MSExcel to your classroom.
There is also a site: called Holiday
Math that gives some fun math activities with holiday themes.
You can find more holidays by going to The
There are so many other activities' going on in November that it
to know where to begin! One of the first places I go these days
is to the Study
Plans Page. I love all the links, but the site is hard to navigate.
So, don't go to the homepage, just do what I do: type
in the address with the correct month!
Example: for October: http://studyplans.com/october.htm
And for November: http://studyplans.com/november.htm
Oh, by the way, Happy Thanksgiving!