Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Gingerbread Man...and Girl...and a Giveaway!

Last week our book study and math themes were all about The Gingerbread Man.

I showed my students several versions of the story that we have in our classroom:
I have a few plush Gingerfriends that students may 'read' to during Reading Time.
Since we have school three days per week, we focussed on comparing three different versions of the story.

Here is my graphic organizer that served as our story comparison chart:
This idea is from Abby, whose chart you can find here.

My students got really excited when a new version of the story was read! They listened really carefully for similarities and differences from the other books.
We focussed on comparing the stories' characters, the Gingerbread Man's refrain, and on what happened to the Gingerbread Man at the end of the story.
They were also excited when a story had a Gingerbread Girl in it...and that she 'outfoxed' the fox!
We made Gingerbread Man puppets for story retelling:
The template is from Kinder Teacher, and can be found here.
We practiced teen numbers in Math, and used Fran's awesome cut & paste sheet, found here.
We also did a gingerbread man number practice page 
and a gingerbread man letter practice page from Crystal of Kreative in Kinder. Both can be found here.
This great gingerbread graph is from Fran over at Kindergarten Crayons:
And of course tons of Gingerbread math & literacy fun:

Gingerbread Giveaway
Up for grabs is a set of 16 Gingerbread Men and 16 cookie sheets.

Just join my blog and leave a comment that you are a new follower (or let me know that you already are following). 
If you have a blog & post about my giveaway on your blog, I'll enter your name twice!

I will randomly select a winner on December 23, 2011.

Good luck!


Alessia Albanese said...

Hi Anita!
I am a follower! Would love to win these cute cut-outs!

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

Jennie Jensen said...

I'm a follower, too.


Jessica said...

Hi! I'm a follower and I LOVE those gingerbread man cut outs!



Holly said...

I'm a new follower!!!!! Love all tings gingerbread!!!! ;)

Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Miss T said...

I'm a new follower!

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Hadar said...

I saw your comment on Kristin's blog and had to head over! I'm a follower now!

Grade ONEderful said...

Hi Anita. Just found your blog! I'm a new follower. Love your gingerbread activities.

Grade ONEderful

diditeach said...

Hi Anita ! Just discovered your blog and joined.
I teach at a Catholic school in Caledonia, Ontario. Maybe we are neighbours ?

Veronica said...

I too am a new follower. Wondering what Christian school you teach at. I went to Christian school in Ontario.

Lost said...

I really like your blog and use many of your great ideas. I just joined

Crayons and Curls said...

I love your blog and love this giveaway! I love the Gingerbread Man! :)
Crayons and Curls

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I'm a follower already! Just looked at your Mrs Wishy-Washy stuff/post...too cute!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Marlana said...

Hi Anita! I just found your blog through Inspired by Kindergarten and I wish I would have found it sooner! I would have been utilizing lots of your ideas before Christmas break. Thanks for posting about the gingerbread house chart. That is too cute! I love fun graphic organizers! I'm your newest follower!

Lil' Country Kindergarten

Marlana said...

I blogged about your giveaway. http://lilcountrykindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/12/gingerbread-giveaway-at-mrs-bremers.html

Lil' Country Kindergarten

Alysia Battista said...

I am a new follower!

Miss B, Busy Bee

Alysia Battista said...

I put your giveaway on my blog! http://alysiabattista.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Miss B, Busy Bee

Martha said...

I just found your blog and am now a new follower!! You have some great ideas and I look forward to checking out what you have done and what you will do in the future. Thanks so much.


Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I just saw your blog...........too cute and I love teaching about different versions of the gingerbread story!


Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I blogged about your giveaway!



Amy said...

I'm a new follower!


Julia said...

I love the Gingerbread ideas!! I am now following your blog. Thanks.

Homeschooling 4 The Fun Of It Admin said...

I don't think my last post had any contact info on there. This does though.

Anonymous said...

I am a follower and love your gingerbread ideas

Jennifer said...

Just found your blog! I'm a new follower. Love your gingerbread activities.


Karin said...

Love, love, love the gingerbread unit! I am so happy I saw your blog this evening. Now if I can get the stuff ready for Mon. and Tues.
Thanks so much,

Sharon said...

I just found your blog and love your gingerbread ideas. I am a new follower and I am posting about your give-a-way on my blog!
Ms. McBee’s Kinderbugs

Darla said...


I'm a new follower. I love the gingerbread man!

Riverlands Room 2 said...

I'm a new follower from New Zealand. Just love your ideas. I can see I am going to be very busy over my holiday break getting ideas. Thanks

JoLee said...

I am a follower and would love to win these as well!

ldybowlr1 said...

Hi...I'm a follower and would love to win these! I'm back in the 'saddle' after 8 years out of the classroom. Missed it so....much but I gave a lot of my 'stuff' away and now I have to rebuild my 'stash'. Caryl

Keys4Education said...

I'm a new follower! I am so loving your giveaway AND your cute blog! :o)

jennkeys @ gmail . com

Cathyg said...

I'm a new follower, great blog!

s said...

New follower of blog
tnxns09 at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

I am a follower of your blog!


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