Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gingerbread Man

We had so much fun reading about the Gingerbread Man last week.  Here is our Gingerbread Man glyphs that we made!  We really do have "A Great Batch of Kindergartners!"  :)

We read a lot of different versions of the tale.  There was one about a gingerbread cowboy, a gingerbread pirate, and even one about a pickle!  Each day we recorded the title, characters, refrain, and ending on this class chart.  Ask your child what a refrain is!  :)

In math we made a pie graph to show which part of the cookie we bit off first.  We also recorded our data on bar graphs.

In science we read "What Do Scientist's Do?"  by Deanna Jump.  We learned that scientists ask questions, make hypotheses, test theories, record observations, and then state their conclusions.  Our essential question was "Why couldn't the Gingerbread Man cross the river on his own?"  We placed gingerbread cookies in buckets of water and observed what happened to them.  Here is what our cookies looked like after they sat in the water for a while.  

We concluded that he sank, crumbled, and got really mushy!  So we now understand why the Gingerbread Man had to climb on the fox's back!  

What a great week of Gingerbread fun!  The majority of these activities came from Deanna Jump's Gingerbread Man unit on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Thanks Deanna!  

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