But with all the bragging Scott did, he wasn't that great on the slopes :)
So before Christmas break, one thing that I like to do is use different versions of the Gingerbread Man to compare the adventures of characters in stories. I've started to grow a little collection of Gingerbread books...
We use Venn diagrams to compare and contrast and I also like to use these stories to retell events. I have a little reading response sheet for the students to use to recall the events and write about them.
But wouldn't ya know it - I RAN OUT OF COPIES!!! (Yes, I am only allowed 1000 copies per month and I have 22 students!) So what do I do? IMPROVISE! and quickly.
I took sheets of paper and started to fold! The results did not turn out that bad...
THIS is that page that I WANTED to use...you can get it along with other reading response sheets for free HERE.
And then the pen to my Smart Notebook wasn't working. I needed an anchor chart. So what do I do? I slap some butcher paper on the board!
So after the students did their turn and talk and filled out their response sheet, they helped me fill out mine.
Then we did a text to self connection (If I were a Gingerbread Girl or Boy) and filled out this little poster from Caitlin Clabby at Kindergarten Smiles.
They really enjoyed making the Gingerbread people!
I don't know about y'all, but I have been using my break to try to catch up! I found these clear pebbles at the dollar store and grabbed them because I thought I could use them for something that looks like "ice." The little blue bucket I found at Target for a dolla - holla!
They'll scoop out some "ice," make as many words as they can, record, and do it again!
I even made a cute little recording page for this center.
You can get it for free HERE.
Hope y'all have a safe and Happy New Year!