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Tuesday, January 3rd Homebase Lesson “New Year’s Resolutions”

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012 Homebase Lesson “New Year’s Resolutions”

Read the following: The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it’s been called since the 20th century, remains the most important social and economic holiday in China. Originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, the holiday was a time to honor household and heavenly deities […]

Tuesday, December 20th Homebase Lesson: "Celebrations Around the World"

This week for Character Ed go to the picture below and it will open to a website. Have your students select any country, and discuss what that country does for the holidays. This is a chance to learn about traditions and celebrations around the world.


Tuesday, December 13th Homebase Lesson: "The Giving Gift"

Please read the following story to your homebase class.

The Giving Gift A Holiday Short Story, by Brian Joseph After he had unwrapped his gifts on Christmas morning the 5 year old boy’s mother asked him which one of his presents he wanted to donate to a poor child who had less than him. “None”, […]

Tuesday, December 6th Homebase Lesson: "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Before watching the video clip ask students if they have ever seen a movie or read the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Read to them the following:

Ebenezer Scrooge is the principal character in Charles Dickens’s 1843 novel, A Christmas Carol. At the beginning of the novel, […]