Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gingerbread Unit

I love reading all the various versions of the Gingerbread stories this time of year. If you are not familiar, here are a few:

Just too cute!

The kids also love this one-a gingerbread who can't understand why the bakery items aren't speaking to him.

Great comparison to the tortilla-they shout different rhymes, different theme.

Desert animals chasing the tortilla-a little Spanish vernacular thrown in. My kids acted this out one year for the Christmas program-you should have seen the tortilla costume-priceless!

Also new vocabulary for them-had to look up what an omebashi plum was-apparently very good for you.

The kids' favorite-I think because they love pickles so much,

My new favorite-lots of new New Orleans vocabulary-chere!

Of course I love that she's smarter than the boy and gets away at the end!

You can compare and contrast-even doing a 3-circle venn diagram or triple bubble map. Compare the different animals chasing them, different settings. We've even charted who got away and who got eaten. I always have the kids write their own runaway food story-that's going to be an upcoming post!

1 comment :

  1. How cool! I had no idea there were so many versions of the Gingerbread Man story. Thanks for sharing.