Monday, December 8, 2014

Gingerbread Fun On the Run...

Our school does not celebrate Christmas. Yup, read that again. We have children from a variety of religious backgrounds and some do not celebrate this holiday. What do we do to make the last few weeks fun and packed with learning? I do a whole gingerbread unit that my students adore. There are so many books available now to buy that change up the characters, setting, and even the problem. Here are some that we are going to enjoy this week! See if you have them in your collection!

I have worked all weekend on making gingerbread play-dough for my classroom and this is my favorite recipe. It makes my kitchen smell yummy.
and it looks like this...

Try it. It only takes a few minutes and you just throw the ingredients in a pot and stir until it thickens. My students will love this!

Here is a "sneak peek" at one of my math stations for this week. My students need more practice writing numbers and working collaboratively so ...
These spinners will rock their world. I will be back with so many more ideas tonight! Gotta run as fast as I can.


Maryann said...

Hi Fran!
I hope you will have these cute gingerbread spinners for sale at TPT soon? I love your ideas! Many thanks and wishing you a wonderful Merry Christmas. Enjoy the time with your family!

Deborah Smelkinson said...

Hi Fran,
I'm planning my lessons for the week and I'm also using many versions of the gingerbread man (not able to have a Christmas unit)
Is there a way to download your math activities for the gingerbread man?

Fran Kramer said...

I don't have them ready yet but I will try to do that! I am posting all my stuff today so you can see what I do!