Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Gingerbread Man

Today we read a couple versions of the classic story, The Gingerbread Man. The first was The Gingerbread Man retold by Jim Aylesworth. This book is beautifully illustrated and a wonderful version. The second was Gingerbread Baby as told by Jan Brett. This is also beautifully illustrated and a fun story. For a final version of The Gingerbread Baby we listed to a story telling version from StoryNory - a whole different experience, very well done. Here is a link to listen: The Gingerbread Man

Once we were finished, I set Holly up with a Venn diagram to compare the two books. I offered to sit with her and help but she insisted on doing the project on her own. I have to admit, she did a really nice job on her own. After completing her Venn diagram she also did a Read, Build & Write mat on words from the story, such as: gingerbread, oven, cookbook, wagon, peppermint, woods, dough, bowl, house, and fox. Using these for word exposure is a lot of fun!

And, to finish up Holly created a gingerbread from paper and supplies - it turned out pretty sweet!

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