Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More Gingerbread Ideas

I have had quite a week...we got about 13 inches of snow Sunday-Monday morning and I am on the couch with a cold so this post will be short and pretty much just pics!  I wanted to show you how we wrapped up our gingerbread unit.  We are now onto Holidays Around the World for this week and next so there are a few pictures of the beginnings of that, too.  Although, I'm still wondering...how, how, how do all you wonder-bloggers get SO  many great pictures of all of your classroom activities!?! Do you have a volunteer do it?  By the time I remember to get my camera or phone out, the activity is almost over and I'm thinking about the next thing.  If you have tips about this, please comment or email me!

Okay onto the pictures........

We read Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett and free hand tempera painted our own friends for the Gingerbread Baby! Everyone's turned out very unique!  There is a fun YouTube video of Jan Brett showing how she paints the gingerbread baby in her book here.  We watched it on our Promethean Board.

We did some gingerbread science...we checked to see what would have happened if the Gingerbread Man had tried to swim across the river without the fox's help.  I got the freebie recording sheet from Babbling Abby.

This friend is writing down her prediction--I wonder what will happen to the gingerbread cookie!?!

Here it is-a soggy mess! It turned the water brown and eventually crumbled to bits of mushy mess.

We also got to sample gingerbread cookies and graph how we ate them!

I had the kiddos cut out their own graph pieces.

Adding to our graph!
Lots of friends bit off the head first...not surprised!

We used Lori Rosenberg's step-by-step writing freebie to go with our graph.

To top it all off, we made graham cracker gingerbread houses! So much fun!

And...our first Holidays Around the World Unit project...Christmas Trees from Germany!


  1. Your kiddos did an excellent job on the How I Eat a Gingerbread Cookie!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. I nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you haven't already received it, you can check it out at http://learningandteachingforlife.blogspot.com/2012/11/liebster-award.html.

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