It truly is beginning to feel like Christmas! I attended my staff Christmas party last night. I finally put my Christmas tree up today. And as I write this on a cold Saturday night, it's snowing! I'm finally getting into the Christmas spirit!
I'm also feeling the Hanukkah spirit. I have a student who is Jewish, and I love being able to learn about another holiday through her and her family. Her mother is coming to my class next week to read stories about Hanukkah and share some traditional foods and customs. It's times like these that I truly believe that being a teacher is so much more than teaching my students because they educate me as well.
What a wonderful time of year!
Do you have your Christmas tree up yet? If you're Jewish, what are your favorite Hanukkah traditions?