Monday, December 9, 2013

The Things We Do for Our Class

So in between my meeting and working on my national board paper I so how found time to make these...

I believe in the end there are about 9 dozen. 2 for my husband to take to work and the rest for my kiddos to use at school.

On Tuesday we are going to conduct a little experiment and see what actually would happen if the gingerbread man crossed the river.

On Thursday we are going to read Gingerbread Man Loose in the School and go on a hunt for the ginger bread man. He is going to leave them a plate of cookies at the end.

On Friday students are going to be challenged to build a raft to get the gingerbread man across the river.

Hopefully I made enough!! Lol

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Gingerbread Men Word Work

Here are some of the word work games that I have put out for our Gingerbread Men Unit.

Cookies for Santa Ending Sounds

Check back for more Gingerbread Men word work activities. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Flat Gingerbread Man

This is one of my kids favorite activities.  Students take home a small paper Gingerbread Man that they can decorate.  With the help of their parents they decide on someone to send their Gingerbread Man to (we ask that it is someone in a different state).  Then we wait...

The family and friends that receive the Gingerbread Men take pictures of him doing different things in their town and send them back to show the class where they have been.

We post a huge map in the hallway and students love adding their Gingerbread Men and pictures to the map to show where their cookie has been.

Here is the letter to parents explaining how the project works.
Here is the letter that students send with their decorated Gingerbread Man. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gingerbread Men...Comparison

Day 2 of the Gingerbread Man. Today we read...

Then we made a class double bubble map to compare the 2 stories that we have read so far. You can download the pieces for the double bubble map here.

Tomorrow we are going to read read Stinky Cheese Man and compare it to the Gingerbread Man.  Here is the double bubble we use to compare the two stories. Print the double bubble on 8.5 by 14 paper.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Gingerbread Man

Today we started our book study on the Gingerbread Man.  This is by far one of my favorite units to teach.  The first book that we read was...

When we were done we created a class brace map to look at the parts of the Gingerbread Man.

As part of my science center students can reference the class brace map to create their own.  Get a free copy here.