Within our Families unit for content, we are learning about different traditions around the holiday season. So far we discussed the Nutcracker, St. Lucia day, Advent, and this week we are discussing the story of The Gingerbread Man.
As you may already know, there are many gingerbread stories. This week we have read...
Many students already heard most of these stories. There are a few more we will read leading up to winter break.
Of course, next week we will be making Gingerbread Houses! The kids are excited for this. One student commented on how we should have read The Gingerbread Baby that day because Mattie makes a gingerbread house in that story.
To connect our literature to what we have been learning during Daily 5, we have created a chart.
Here's what it looks like so far. We write the book and add characters from the story as well as the settings. As we do this the students notice the similarities and differences between the stories. For example, there is a bear in The Gingerbread Man but not in The Gingerbread Baby. Tomorrow we will add The Gingerbread Girl to our chart.
I look forward to seeing you when we make our houses!
What have we learned?
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