The Gingerbread Man

We are finally finished with our Gingerbread Man unit. 🙂 My school was just named an IB world school, so as many of you know, everything we do needs to have an international or more worldly take on it.
Our Gingerbread Man unit is no exception–the GBM travels from country to country to learn about customs and celebrations from around the world. We are careful to stay away from holidays that we traditionally think of and focus more on traditions that happen in each of the countries we visit.

In Mexico, we learned about the art of tin work and we made our own “tin” art (using aluminum foil and permanent markers).

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Many of the kids made Monarch Butterflies on their tin because we studied them earlier in the year. 🙂

When we visited Israel, the children learned about mosaics and how they have been made in Israel for thousands of years.

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You can visit my Teacher’s Pay Teachers store to purchase the unit for yourself. 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on December 28, 2012, in GBM 11-12, GBM/Holidays Around the World, The Gingerbread Man 12-13. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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