Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gingerbread Galore!

Last week, we were wrapped up in all things gingerbread and we had a blast! We did lots of ELA, Math, and Science activities that really helped keep my kiddos engaged in what sometimes is a crazy time of year!!
Each day, we read a different version of The Gingerbread Man. {I actually have more, but we only charted 5 - can you say obsessed??}
We also tasted gingerbread and graphed which part we ate first. Then, we used our 5 senses and charted adjectives {our ELA skills for the week} that described how it tasted, looked, felt, and smelled.

{This is an idea from Deanna Jump's Gingerbread Unit}




{You can get this here on google docs}
We also did some science with the gingerbread man to see why he couldn't swim across the river. We charted our hypotheses, then put a gingerbread man in water to see what happened. The kids loved doing this and were so into it!




{You can also get this sheet on google docs}
In math, we introduced measurement with the gingerbread man. We compared ourselves to a large gingerbread man to see if we were taller, shorter, or the same height. This was another activity the kids loved! You can get it here on google docs. :)



We also used my friend Deeanna's gingerbread pack to practice some more skills. We worked on numbers 11-20 {decomposing into a group of ten and a number more}, ordering numbers, and equal groups.



And, just for fun, we made these cute gingerbread babies after reading the story The Gingerbread Baby. We wrote sentences describing our gingerbread baby to reinforce those adjectives!


This week we're learning all about Holidays Around the World with this pack from Caitlin and with the help of the Polar Express...I can't wait to share with you! I'd love to hear if you're able to use the freebies!

9 comments:

  1. I'm just wrapping up my Gingerbread unit, but pinned these great ideas for next year. Thanks for sharing!
    ~ Amy

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  3. We did the gingerbread science experiment today...my kids loved it! Thank you!

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  4. I love all of your ideas, Vickie!

    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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