Today we kicked off some fun Gingerbread activities! No Elf on the Shelf for this gal. We started by reading the traditional story. I used this edition:
Then we began with the first of the pre-writing activities in my new You'll Never Catch Me! persuasive writing package... putting ourselves in the place of The Gingerbread Man. Oooh, they love this. I knew it would be a hit because of how much fun the kids had becoming the turkey at Thanksgiving.
Next, we read The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School:
We compared and contrasted the two stories, and when someone mentioned the different sorts of characters chasing The Gingerbread Kid, I launched into the second pre-writing activity. My students were positively energized and very excited to write their ideas:
Me on the Map projects and they look AMAZING!! A huge thank-you to Erin at Once Upon a Classroom for creating this fun resource. My kids loved it and the parents have been admiring our hall display. Awesome!
-Dr. Seuss. Today we had the pleasure of visiting the high school next door for a student performance of Seussical, The Musical. Seven of my former students were part of it. It was so fun to see these kids, now very grown up, singing their hearts out on stage. I'm really impressed with how great the show turned out to be. They certainly had all my students focused on the stage for nearly two whole hours (and my kids don't even sit still for movies!)... Awesome!
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