The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
Vocabulary Word of the Day
venturesome - Involving risk or danger; hazardous; daring; adventurous; bold; brave
The balsam grows up the rocky craigs where only a venturesome man may go.
"Papa says the balsam grows high on the rocky craigs up near heaven where only a venturesome man will go," said Ruthie.
Read The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
Discuss the setting of the story and the main characters.
Complete the following character and setting chart.
| Pine Grove
through a year of seasons
Learn the history behind the Christmas tree.
Christmas Tree Background Information from http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/christmas.html
Christmas Trees http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/holidays/christmas/trees.html
The Christmas Tree and Other Customs http://www2.worldbook.com/features/holidays/html/thetree.htm
Activity - Put together Christmas tree puzzle with Christmas carols.