Sunday, January 27, 2013

Gingerbread Activities

With so many families busy with holiday happenings and travels in December, our first grade team decided to host our yearly Gingerbread Day in January this year.  We managed the organization of volunteers and supplies through SignUp Genius; we had plenty of volunteers and received an abundance of goodies from our generous classroom families.  The children took on the task of designing community buildings and landmarks with their typical first grade energy!  We spent the week working through the last of our language arts and math Gingerbread-related activities.

 
The children are learning to apply strategies when solving addition problems with 3 addends.  Strategies include looking for two addends that make 10, or adding a doubles fact first.  The children are also learning that numbers can be grouped and added in any order.
 
 
 
 
 We added another poem to the student's poetry binders.
 
 
 
I place stick-on notes under the sight-words we'll use from our Word Wall for this activity, and the children copy the Word Wall words onto their WORDO templates in any order.  I usually choose recently added words or words that are frequently misspelled in the student's writings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
These two adorable workers decided to race against one another while completing the Gingerbread Word Wall Race activity!
 
 
 
 
 
Our first grade team loves to blog stalk and borrow from other teachers.  Below are two activities we found and used with our 1st grade kiddos.
 
Gingerbread Glyph by ShopSunnyDays.com
 
 
 
 

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