The Gingerbread Boy

Reading & Writing Read at least two versions of The Little Gingerbread Boy to your class. Use a double bubble to show the differences. -make as many words as you can from gingerbreadboy -blends/contractions -write story “The True Story of The Gingerbread Boy” -Read and illustrate poem “My Gingerbread House” -Gingerbread wordsearch -Write story “Inside the big red box…” -sequencing Art -draw a gingerbread man -make a gingerbread man -make gingerbread people & put red string through hole to hang on window -make applesauce ornaments -movable gingerbread man Math -roll a gingerbread man -use gingerbread men to measure -multiplication gingerbread boys -addition -subtraction -multiplication Glyph -make a gingerbread man glyph (only give them the gingerbread man & you read instructions)

Langauge -put gingerbread words in abc order -synonyms -gingerbread man words -acrostic poem Social Studies -Community gingerbread writing

Ideas -ideas from friends Cooking -Gingerbread Puppets -for retelling story

Make as many words as you can using only these letters.

gingerbreadboy
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Find the blend in each word and write on the line. _____ that _____ mouth _____ thinking _____ kitchen _____ shouted _____ brown _____ grew _____ boasted _____ finished _____ climb _____ swam _____ special 2. What two words make up these contractions? I’ll ________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____ gingerbread _____ green _____ surprise _____ stop _____ chasing _____ twitched _____ black _____ patch _____ swim _____ sparkling _____ last _____ gumdrops _____ when _____ swish _____ past _____ just _____ faster _____ hungrily _____ blinking _____ other _____ that _____ closed I’ve ________ it’s _________ you’d ________ can’t _________ _____________________ .The Gingerbread Man 1.

_______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ .Write the story The True Story of The Gingerbread Boy from the Wolf’s point of view.

I ate the door.I ate the floor.My Gingerbread House I made a house of gingerbread. Saturday . Tuesday .I ate the lawn.I licked up the crumbs. It took me all day long to make. Sunday .I ate all four walls. Wednesday . My gingerbread house is gone! [ by Dotti Enderle ] . Friday . Thursday .I ate the windows. But lasted just a week! Monday . It was so sugary sweet.I ate the ceiling.

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Then write a story. .Place gingerbread boy on notebook paper (2-3 sheets) and staple at top. Cut out gingerbread boy with paper behind it.

Sequencing: Color and cut out the pictures. Write 2-3 sentences explaining each. . Put them in the correct order and glue them on paper.

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Alternatively.Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments II Ingredients and Instructions Mix 3/4 to 1 cup applesauce with 1 (4.12-ounce) bottle ground cinnamon to form a stiff dough. Use cookie cutters to cut out festive holiday shapes. . Carefully put on rack to dry. and can be tricky to work with. Let air dry several days. put them in a warm (not hot!) oven overnight. Keep in mind that the dough will be quite dry. pencil or a drinking straw to punch a small hole in the top of each ornament if you plan to hang them. The ingredients 1 cup cinnamon 3/4 cup applesauce 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 cup white glue How to do it Mix all ingredients well until they form a dough. dry spot for 48 hours to allow them to dry. Make hole for ribbon. Keep them flat and move them to a warm. Cut with cookie cutters. Makes 12 sweet-smelling. wonderfully aromatic ornaments. Note: These are NON-EDIBLE. turning occasionally. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Flatten the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Use a toothpick.

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Cut out and use to measure things in classroom. .

.Cut out & use to measure things in the classroom.

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Write words in abc order. .

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write a sentence using that word. .for each word.The Gingerbread Man Words Think of and write eight words related to the The Gingerbread Man story. Then.

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and each student selects a business or public place to write about. one of my creative students ended the story with the Gingerbread Man running into our classroom and me catching him and eating him! DIFFERENT IDEAS for Gingerbread Man: Bring in 2 kinds of Gingerbread men cookies. Bake in electric skillet at 400 degrees 15 minutes or until done. Stir well. Then say. gets into some kind of mischief. then bind the pages into a class book. really cute! One year. Bring in Little Debbie gingerbread men snack cookies. the same? Let them finish the cookie. and is finally chased away saying "Run. We talk about different places in our community where you can go. Discuss class results. GINGERBREAD 3 T gingerbread mix 1 T water Put mix in cup. Talk about the graph finding which part had the most. Take gingerbread cut outs & write numbers of them 0-9 & have students draw two & add them together. the least. I tie it into our study of communities in Social Studies. Or use < or > or =. "Freeze!" Make a class graph to show which part of the cookie they bit first. Let the children unwrap them and take only 1 bite.Social Studies Gingerbread writing ideasI also do a unit on the Gingerbread Man. The dixie cups referred to are the 5 oz wax coated paper cups (Dixie brand) And these are all cooked in a covered electric skillet. CookingAll students participate in all parts of the work. run as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!" We use transition words and decide as a class what order the pages should be put in. . I type them up and have the students illustrate a page to go with it. They turn out really. Graph your favorite type of gingerbread cookie. Add water. Graph results on graphing pocket chart. They each write a page for a class book where the Gingerbread Man visits the place. For one activity.

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