Sunday, December 18, 2016

Gingerbread Men

Run, run, as fast as you can! Do you know who says that? The Gingerbread Man! That's who we read about this week, in many forms. First, The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski, which had the gingerbread boy running around in the city. Then another rhyming version by Scott Cook, where the famous cookie ran away from his farm family. Next we read Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby, which featured Matti as the baker who had the plan for getting the gingerbread person back. Finally, we read Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun, about Mouse who was forced to find a new home after her old one was destroyed. Can you imagine what kind of house she found?

Between the stories, we made gingerbread men from sturdy paper and decorated them with all sorts of materials...ribbon and yarn, pompoms and stickers, foam shapes and sticky dots, and googley eyes, of course! Some of us even made t-shirts for our gingerbread men!
And we had fun, fun, as much as we can, 
with everyone making their Gingerbread Man!

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