An activities-packed resource for dazzling bulletin boards, exciting read-alouds, and time-saving additions to your lesson plans!Decorations, cupcakes, and parties are great, but now you can take holidays to the next level by incorporating them into your lesson plans quickly and easily! The Festive Teacher is a complete package of activities and story-starters directly connected to curriculum, from Groundhog Day math games to Columbus Day journaling activities. In all, it covers thirty-one North American holidays, including Christmas, Ramadan, Day of the Dead, Canada Day, and Cinco de Mayo. Filled with reproducible materials, The Festive Teacher is an instant, off-the-shelf answer to your needs. The Festive Teacher contains reams of material to help you:Teach traditions, history, and cultural perspectiveCreate bulletin boards that will impress any administratorConduct read-alouds and shared-reading activitiesGet students engaged in research and journal writingKids love holiday celebrations in the classroom. With materials adaptable for students of all levels, this complete package will keep your students motivated, engaged, and excited. And, best of all, they'll be learning while they're celebrating.