Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gingerbread Fun!

So I have been waiting to post some things until it is more appropriate for the general first grade community!  In our first grade community we are working on building a "Gingerbread Village".  One of my wonderful, amazing friends gave me a copy of the unit their team uses in their classroom to create a community of gingerbread workers.  It is really an amazing unit, but in order to finish before the break begins, we start in October!  We begin by reading all different kinds of gingerbread stories.  The last gingerbread story has a surprise ending where we are instructed to build a village for a community of gingerbread people!  While we work on this unit, everything is related to our gingerbread village.  Therefore, I have created some fun gingerbread activities!  These are fun to have around when it gets closer to the holidays, so use them whenever it's appropriate for you!
This activity is a subtraction word problem page.  It uses the gingerbread men to create fun subtraction stories.
The above activity was used as a Writer's Workshop mini-lesson.  The previous day we read "The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School" by Laura Murray.  This has some amazing verbs in it!  The day of the lesson, we taught what a verb was, and then gave examples from this book of other things gingerbread men can do!  The students then had to use a verb for their gingerbread character and draw a picture of their character doing this action!  We brainstormed a HUGE list to choose from.

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Delighted said...

Gingerbread is one of my favorite units!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

First Grade Delight

Miss Hockensmith said...

You're welcome, and thanks for sharing your link! I just joined your blog, so cute!

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