Over the past 2 few weeks, we have had the opportunity to read several different versions of the classic "The Gingerbread Man" and really stretch our literacy skills. With each version we have...
-discussed the role of the author and illustrator
-compared and contrasted the characters in each book
-recognized repeated text across each story
-predicted the ending of each book
The girls have been so excited to see how each of the stories is the same and how they are different. We know that they each begin with the little old lady and the little old man, but they take very different paths from there! We then voted on our favorite and...The Gingerbread Girl won! Make sure to ask your daughter how she was able to outsmart that sneaky old fox!
To celebrate all that we have learned we made a gingerbread house so that the gingerbread man, boy, girl or cowboy didn’t need to run away! They could just stay at home😊 Thank you so much for all of your help in making this project possible!
We have also been busy...
Exploring around the room
-Creating and extending patterns
-Cutting and sorting-small, medium and large
-Recognizing numbers 1-10
-Building classroom community (gingerbread kitchen)
-Supporting language development
-Recognizing our names and the names of our friends in print (Christmas cards)
-Increasing fine motor skills and pencil control
And that's not all...
We wanted to emphasis that although it is so fun to RECEIVE gifts, Christmas is about GIVING gifts to others.
We put our great patterning skills to work and made candy cane ornaments for out JK friends; we strung cranberries and put them outside our classroom window as a gift for the birds and squirrels and even practiced our wrapping skills!