Tuesday, December 13

Gingerbread Man and Christmas

Well today I had to do it. I pulled the Santa card. "That's it, I'm calling Santa!" Oh you should have seen their faces. I was trying my hardest to control my laughter. I pulled out my iphone and called up Santa with one of my apps. If your kids are getting restless and you need a motivator for good behavior call Santa. We have been having so much fun with our gingerbread theme. We have been working on this fun rhyme Kim Adsit has posted on her website. Great for role play and one less.

We have read lots of versions of the Gingerbread Man. One of my favorites is the Gingerbread Girl. After reading the book we mapped the story.

We worked on story elements and added to our chart after each story. The titles came from Deanna Jump's gingerbread unit.

This graph can also be found in her unit. We graphed which part of the cookie did you bite first.

After eating our gingerbread cookie we used adjectives to describe the gingerbread. They used this to help them write list poems.

We also measured my huge gingerbread cookie with peppermints. We first made predictions about how tall we think gingerbread man is. I recorded the guesses and then we measured. We found out which guess was closest to the actual number by using a number line. Then they compared themselves to the gingerbread cookie. The recording sheet and peppermints came from Mrs. Lee.

I picked up some candy canes from wal-mart tonight while out shopping for Grinch day. This is my graph from last year. Planning to do this tomorrow. You can find this in Deanna Jump's Christmas math and literacy unit.

We made Santa Claus and wrote our Christmas list to Santa.

Then as a class we brainstormed what Santa wants for Christmas. Another idea from Growing kinders.

I pulled out Candy Land {sight word edition} to play in stations.

We practiced retelling a story using this book.


Unknown said...

I just have to say how much I *love* your posts...your crafts and activities are SO cute!! Thank you for inspiring me every time you post! Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Anonymous said...

i love your story elements titles, do you have a file for that?

Anita said...

Love your charts/crafts/activities!!!!
Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

Mackenzie said...

I love your blog!! :)

How did you make your Candy Land Sight Word Game??

Jessica said...

The Candy Land game is played the same way. The kids just have to read the sight word before moving their piece. I just typed up a bunch of sight words and used packing tape to attach the words.

Lyly said...

How in the world do you do all this? I feel like a bad teacher looking at your blog.Please send some advice my way!

Mrs. M said...

How did you laminate such a large gingerbread man?

Jessica said...

Edana, I just cut it in half to laminate.

Jennifer said...

LOVE the Candy Land sight word activiy! I just found your blog and love, love, love it!

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