Friday, December 3, 2010

A Sweet Week

We had a very sweet week in first grade.  All of our centers and activities were gingerbread man themed.

Here’s a little {sneak} peek at some of the fun things we did . . .

We practiced creating and solving addition math problems using gingerbread man cards.  We even had peppermint candy counters to help us solve the problems using a double ten frame. DSCN3110DSCN3116

We listened to The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone at the listening center.DSCN3160DSCN3118

We reviewed contractions that end with ‘s by matching two contraction gingerbread cards.DSCN3131DSCN3143

We sorted gingerbread nouns by person, place and thing and then put them in ABC Order.DSCN3140

We sorted gingerbread rhyming word cards and then used the words to write super sentences.DSCN3139

We put candy words in ABC Order and drew pictures to illustrate each word.DSCN3142DSCN3144

We decorated a gingerbread house on the mini laptops and played games.DSCN3147

This week we also read several versions of the gingerbread man.  A few of our favorites were . . .DSCN3151DSCN3178

We compared two versions of the popular folktale.  After listening to both stories we worked with a partner to record how the stories were alike and different.                            DSCN3153DSCN3152DSCN3149DSCN3155Then we made our own gingerbread boy and girl art project.  DSCN3156 DSCN3157 

We also got to write our own version of the gingerbread man story by picking characters to finish each sentence and drawing a picture to illustrate our work. DSCN3164                   

Finally this morning we got the chance to make our very own sweet treat at snack time.  Each one of us got a ball of gingerbread dough and rolled it out to make a gingerbread boy or girl.  It was a little tricky for some of us but they all turned out so cute.

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We finished off our sweet week by sequencing some pictures from the “original” story and writing about the gingerbread man’s adventure.  Everyone worked so hard on their project.  We brainstormed a list of words on the board that might be in our story and then everyone got to work.  We all tried really hard to write in our neatest handwriting and remember to use capital letters and punctuation marks in every sentence that we wrote.  We also tried to use details in our writing. 

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As you can see it really has been a very sweet {and busy} week in first grade!!!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I love these activities! Do you have any of these activities posted on TpT or somewhere!?

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