Monday, April 30, 2012

I'm The Gingerbread ???

We have had a change of plans.  This week we are finishing up our Gingerbread Man and Three Little Pigs unit. 

Our art center was a happening place this morning.  We have had the gingerbread men stencils out for a few weeks.  Today several children started tracing, coloring and cutting out gingerbread boys and gingerbread girls.  The children were discussing adding sticks to their gingerbread men at home.  Puppets!?!  How fun!!! (they didn't want to do it at school) Other children joined and creative juices were flowing.   I love to watch young children's imaginations at work.  This morning the imaginations were in overdrive!

Each class wrote their own Gingerbread Man story.  We reviewed the stories we had read---The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Cowboy and The Gingerbread Girl.  After our discussion, we wrote our own stories.  The morning class  has a story with a gingerbread princess who will get chased by a knight, a dragon, a unicorn and a king.  The afternoon class has an artist who lives in the city and gets chased by a policeman, a mom with a baby and some people in the park.  How does it end?  You will have to read the story with your child.  Want to do more?  Have your child illustrate their story.  Not like the ending or some of the characters?  Change it. Add more details and descriptions.  Share a story and write a story with your child.

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