Holidays Around the World!

Last week my colleagues and I did a round robin with Holidays Around the World!  Ms. B did Italy (she studied abroad there!), Mrs. S did Mexico, and I did The Philippines!  85% of our school's population comes from The Philippines, so I felt it was important to include their culture in our studies.

For our Around the World unit, we used Jen Ross's unit from The Teacher's Cauldron.  It was so fun!  It included teacher cheat sheets, a passport, crafts for most countries, a mini book for each student, a world map to color in, and writing sheets.

Since the Philippines is not included in this set, I asked Jen if I could make an Add-on set and she said yes!  You can head to my Google Docs to grab a copy.

I also used Christina Bainbridge's scrapbook freebie.  You can find that in her TpT store here!

I realized that some teacher's would like a stand alone Philippines unit, so I made a little pack, too.  It's originally $2, but will be on sale for $1.50 all week!  It includes teacher directions, a colorful info page, vocab cards, writing pages, a Venn diagram for comparing and contrasting, and an ornament craft.

If you are at work this week, I hope you have an amazing week with your kiddos.  If you are on winter break already like me, enjoy your time off to relax, rest, and plan ahead for an amazing 2013!


  1. Wow! Thank you for the freebie! We have a lot of students that come from the Philippines too! Will be purchasing the pack! Thank you!

  2. Yay! Thank you so much Nicole! I was born in the Philippines but have been working in Singapore for the past 12 years, and moving on to Switzerland next January. I always go back to the Philippines EVERY year with my kids for the Christmas holidays. This add-on will be great to teach them more about the Philippine Christmas! Maligayang Pasko!

    1. Wow, you are quite the traveler! Maligayang Pasko to you and your family, too!

  3. You have a special place in the heart of the Teaching Blog Circle! I invite you to stop by and learn more... Your blog has inspired and helped me :)
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  4. Is there a way I can pay for and get the Philippines sheets without joining the site? I am a homeschooling mom doing a Christmas presentation with my children about the Philippines. Thanks