During the month of December, there are many different holidays and traditions that are celebrated in various cultures. Therefore, I like to focus on teaching the students how to embrace diversity during this time. Our school is full of diversity, so the students here may be used to this. However, there are times when our school has a hard time dealing with the differences of their classmates. I hope to teach them to accept one another for who they are and show empathy for others no matter their race, nationality, or religion.
At home, I hope that you are embedding these same values into your students. I also encourage you all to teach your student about his/her background and heritage. This may help them understand where they have come from and appreciate the other cultures in our area. Without diversity the United States would not be the wonderful, cultural experience that it is. Here is a link to an article about how to talk about diversity with your child. http://www.pbs.org/parents/experts/archive/2009/02/teaching-children-about-divers.html
I hope that everyone enjoys the time off this month and has a wonderful holiday season!