Every year, without fail, the GINGERBREAD MAN is always a favorite in kindergarten!
The kids talk about him all year and every noise in the room MUST be from the Gingerbread Man!
|Each day when we searched for the gingerbread man in a new place, he left us clues and candy.|
This day he left 6 candy canes. The kids had to show different way to make 6 (i.e., 3 and 3; 5 and 1).
|This day he left 7 gumdrops. Again the students had to come up with different ways to make 7 (i.e., 3 and 4; 2 and 5)|
|The kids were able to READ in the house for the rest of the month!|
At the end of the week, we finally found the Gingerbread Man.
|He was napping on the roof. He was so tired from all his running!|
He still escaped but he left us gingerbread cookies and a letter about how he was going to travel the world. We had a pajama party that day!
The Gingerbread Man's letter led into our GINGERBREAD MAN EXCHANGE PROJECT:
Each student gave us an address so we could send their gingerbread person and letter to.
We sent letters all over the world including: Japan, Hong Kong, Tailand, Italy, Spain, New York, Louisiana, Washington DC, Texas, Florida and many more.
|Every time we received a letter, we looked at the location in our giant Atlas and marked it on our class map.|
|We saved all our letters and photos in this binder so we could continue reading them all year long.|