Friday, September 14, 2012

Gingerbread Fun and More

Hi Teacher Friends!  Have you tried this recipe?
Take two boxes of gingerbread mix, a couple of eggs, water, and M&M's.  Add a class of VERY EXCITED kinderkids and what do you get?  Gingerbread fun!
I divided my class into two groups.  Each group helped with stirring the batter.  Each child then helped add the M&M's.
Here is our gingerbread man before he was baked in the oven.  Do you see the third eye?  Oh, my!
(I reduced the amount of water called for on the back of the box.  Doing this allowed me to shape the gingerbread man with the spoon.)
Our gingerbread man ran away and we went on a gingerbread hunt around the school building.  This is always a fun activity for the kinderkids.  With this activity, we are able to cover several social studies objectives.
Earlier in the week, we completed this pictograph by answering the question "Have you ever baked a gingerbread cookie?"  I plan on completing another graph with this same question next week.  Since we can all answer "yes" now, we can compare the results of both pictographs.
We also read different versions of the gingerbread man.  Then we created this pictograph of our favorite one.  It was close, but the Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett received one more vote than the Gingerbread Cowboy.
We have also been working on one-to-one correspondence with our math lessons.  The kinderkids just love using the fruit counters.  :)
Our social studies lessons have been about rules and how rules keep us safe.  We completed Kaye Espinosa's TLC Lessons signal light project from her Pre-Kindergarten September-December book.  This project was perfect for our discussion about how adults have rules too.
We enjoyed this special delivery this week.  These pretty flowers were from one of my sweet kinderkids.  :)   She picked out the little wagon just for her "teacher". 
Aren't kinderkids the sweetest?! 
Hope you all have a great weekend!  :)



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