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What Are Your Holiday Plans This Year?

How will you celebrate the holidays this year?

Are you looking forward to a vacation from school? Wondering if gathering is safe during a pandemic? Are you dreaming of perfect gifts for your loved ones?

You may experience all of the above. In “How to Get Through the Holidays,” several Times reporters share tips on how to get through the mixed feelings of a second pandemic winter:

Students, click the entire story, then tell us:

  • What are your plans for the holidays this year?

  • How are you doing this holiday season? Joy? Tense? confuse? Which of the slides in this story best captures your feelings now?

  • Before the pandemic, what were you usually doing at this time of year?

  • Did you change your holiday celebrations last year because of the pandemic? Will you do it again this year?

  • Do you have any favorite foods, songs, or traditions that remind you of this time of year? What do you like about them?

Want more writing prompts? You can find all our questions in the student opinion column. Teachers, review this guide to learn how you can incorporate them into your classroom.

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