Tuesday, November 27, 2012
This week is all about gingerbread in our classroom! We're getting ready to dive into the Christmas season, and I always like to start our with a Gingerbread Week! We are having so much fun reading different gingerbread stories! Yesterday we read The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone...
My kids were fascinated by the "threshers" and the "mowers" and kept asking questions about what they do! After reading we discussed the characters and filled out a chart with drawings of the characters...
Today we read another version of The Gingerbread Man... this story had a bear in it and my kids automatically realized that some of the characters were different. After reading, we compared and contrasted the characters in the story using a Venn Diagram. We've also been fitting gingerbread into our math time! We played Gingerbread Roll-and-Color (remember how much my kids love this game?!)
And this afternoon we had an awesome time with our Gingerbread glyphs! I was so proud of how well they followed directions!
We have lots more gingerbread fun planned this week... we're writing stories and working on story sequencing. Friday we're decorating our own gingerbread cookies! You can find the glyphs and Gingerbread Man graphic organizers in my Gingerbread Fun unit! And the Roll-and-Color game is my latest freebie!
I'm excited about everything we have coming up in December! It's my favorite month of the school year! :)