tra·di·tion       noun \trə-ˈdi-shən\

A way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time.  Pick one question to share an answer with us.   We’d love to hear from people around the world.  It’s exciting to us when we get a comment to read and compare to our life.

What are traditions at this time of year around your house?

What is the most important tradition to you and why?

What holiday do you celebrate and  what traditions in your home  go with that celebration?



Our Winter Party

We thought our Christmas party was the best!   Carson’s mom Mrs. McCrorey  let us decorate  cupcakes and gingerbread men with icing, sprinkles ,  and  M and M’s.   Thank you to all the other parents who sent in items for us to use to decorate these and for our gingerbread house project.  We want to say thank you to our parents for everything they do for us throughout the year.   They are the BEST parents. 

We made reindeer headbands to wear.   We then ate the cookies, cupcakes, pretzels and had milk to drink.   She gave us a bag with materials to decorate our own gingerbread house at home with our milk carton over winter break.  We shared the directions of the reindeer headbands with our friends in England and they made some too.  See their blog page at  and watch their video of their celebrations.



Celebrations Around the Globe



Students in Pre-K through 5th grade at Rocky River in Monroe, North Carolina learned about Holidays Around the World recently.  Take a walk through our hallways to see our learning and work.  Around the Globe from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa we found some similarities and many differences.    We compared them to our own celebrations.   Kindergartens learned about celebrations in the United States.  First graders learned about celebrations in Countries throughout Africa.  Second graders learned about celebrations in Australia and even had a chance to Skype with Upper Plenty in Australia to compare their celebrations with ours.  Third graders learned about celebrations in Europe, fourth graders studied Asian countries and fifth graders explored South American countries and celebrations in our annual Holidays Around the World focus.

Do you think it’s important to accept others values and beliefs even if they are different from yours?

What is your favorite celebration?