Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gingerbread Kids

Run, Run as fast as you can, you can't catch us, we're the Gingerbread Kids.  Some of our favorite fairy tales we have read thus far have been the Gingerbread Boy, The Gingerbread Girl and of course The Stinky Cheese Man (a twist on the Gingerbread Boy).  After reading The Gingerbread Girl, 1st graders each took a different part of the story to retell using one of our favorite apps Drawing Box.  When students were done creating, they put their pictures together to retell the story in sequence.  1st graders focused on illustrating the background to show off the important setting as well as adding details to their characters.
Sequencing The Gingerbread Girl
After reading and comparing all these stories, we had fun with Gingerbread Boys and Girls during math time. Students imagined running after that quick gingerbread boy and going snip, snap just like the fox. 1st graders then graphed which part of the gingerbread man they would eat first. We started with a class graph on the Smartboard.

We then took our graph and made it life size on the bulletin board. We made sure to analyze our results and had a good math discussion. 1st graders also wrote sentences about what they noticed after seeing our finished graph.

Most 1st graders would eat the head first.  The least number of students would eat the arm first.  Two more students would eat the leg first instead of the arm.  Which part of the gingerbread man do you eat first? Make sure to add your vote to our poll below.


1 comment:

  1. I like the head because it has the most frosting.