We started our new Gingerbread Man (GBM) unit today!! We read The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone (and added a copy to the listening center). The REAL fun with this unit starts on Wednesday, when our cookies go missing!
I also wanted to show you how I organize my materials from year to year for the GBM unit:
I use a file crate and create a folder for each country that we have or could visit. I collect materials in that folder including my envelope that each letter and activity is delivered in. I also have several general folders with copies of holiday related materials that I can plug in when I need to. This method makes it easy for me to keep everything together and find it!!
These are the wooden spoon puppets that we will use to retell the GBM story later this week. I got the pictures from the December grades 1-3 Mailbox resource book about 10 years ago. I laminated them and glued them on Dollar Store wooden spoons (on the smooth backside of the spoon). I also have the pictures laminated on sentence strips with their respective names written next to them.
Also, I got this great GBM puzzle from the Scholastic flyers a few years ago…
The other thing we did today was a little GBM subtraction…we created problems where the GBM had to run away in different amounts:
I just used die cut GBM and put a little bit of magnet tape on the back to make them stick to my dry erase board.
Hope this gives you some ideas…check back all this week for updates on the return of the GBM!!