Where has this week gone? Gingie, you exhaust me!
Today was more chasing, and running, and gobbling up as we read two new versions of the Gingerbread Man. This morning we read "The Musubi Man" which is the Hawaiian version. This afternoon we read "Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett. We used our strategy of Compare and Contrast using C.C. Cow from the Critter Cafe.
Math was a great learning adventure today, totally inspired by our friend Gingie! We introduced two new CCSS terms:
Perimeter and Area
We used the Gingerbread Marshmallows to first find the perimeter of the gingerbread.
Then we measured the Area. I was so thrilled that the students' guesses were very close! Then we brought out the dice and had a blast with Roll-A-Gingerbread!
A fellow teacher gave this to me from a Google Search freebie!
Phonics: We are still working on R Blends so the kids partnered up for this activity:
Taken from a previous issue of Mailbox Magazine.
Expand Vocabulary: Students worked with partners to discuss and organize these Gingie words in ABC order!
|Freebie from Enchanted Learning.com|
Work on Writing: Students recorded the process of baking Gingerbread Cookies in their journals!
Art: Hmmm... I wonder what our big Reveal is today!?!
Ta-Da! Our Gingie House made from Target Gift Wrap!
I have never attempted anything like this before, so imagine my joy!
We added our Gingerbread Friends and now we are one big, happy family!