Archive for the ‘Gingerbread House’ Category

>Gingerbread Houses Galore…

December 18, 2010

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(more pictures located on the “Pictures of Us Learning” page)

We enjoyed gingerbread stories all last week and we have one final one on Monday, “The Gingerbread Girl.” I hope the children have been telling you about these books when they come home from school. Also, this past Friday, we had a blast building our gingerbread houses. The children did a marvelous job working together, sharing materials, and listening to directions to build a great house. I hope you enjoyed the houses when the came home! The children were so proud of themselves after they were finished. I was also proud of how hard they worked. Thank you to everyone who sent in materials to help with the gingerbread houses to make it a success. We also have one last “surprise” project on Monday for the children to work on as my gift to them.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we will be taking a trip on the “Polar Express.” We will be talking about trains, shapes, counting, and sequencing. The children will also be writing about where they would go on a train. We will be reading the book and then watch the movie. In addition, the children can wear their pajamas to school on Wednesday as part of our unit. I think the children are going to enjoy this week at school.

>Gingerbread Week…

December 12, 2010

>We are beginning one of my favorite units this week, Gingerbread (the other ones occur in January and May). In Literacy we will be reading “The Gingerbread Man” and other gingerbread stories. We will be working on sequencing and then comparing/contrasting the various stories. In math we will be working with nonstandard measurement, relative position (above, under, over, across, etc.), and 3-D dimensional objects. On Friday we will make gingerbread houses. Your child will bring home their house on Friday too and you may display it at your home for the holidays. You should have received a pink sheet detailing our project. To make the project a success we need your help in supplying some materials; however, this is optional for you to send in the items. We are in need of graham crackers, small candies, and frosting. I circled a specific item for your child to bring in to make sure we had a enough of everything; however, you are more than welcome to help supply other items as well. I know the kids will be excited to make the houses! Thank you in advance for your help and as always thank you for everything you do!