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Friday, December 6, 2013

Gingerbread 5 for Friday!

Our theme this week was The Gingerbread Man.  We read several versions, including the Gingerbread Baby and the ever so popular 'Gingerbread Boy' by Paul Galdone.  Year after year this is a class favorite.  I have the CD reading of the book, which captures and keeps my little ones' attention.  This picture is one of my all time favorites. While we were getting ready for circle, one of my afternoon sweethearts asked if he could play the CD and read the book.  Of course I said YES!  I love it when my littles show an interest in books.  When I looked over I saw this.  :)  It made my heart sing.  How sweet is this that he was holding the book so everyone else could follow along?!  LOVE!
We also measured gingerbread picture with Unifix cubes.  We compared and talked about greater than and less than.  Big stuff for pre-k'rs!
The  little bakers played a fun game during circle time.  After a letter was called out, the first one to scoop it up with a spatula got to keep the 'gingerbread cookie'.  Each little learner counted his/her cookies at the end to work on counting with one to one correspondence.
Of course, we had to go on a school wide search to find the Gingerbread Man who was leaving us clues.
After leaving clues all over, we eventually found his friends in our classroom!
 He was delicious!  Snip, Snap!
Here is a picture of our door for December.  The littles love it!
Next week I have a feeling that we may be getting a visit from an elf.  :)
I redid my 'Where is the Gingerbread Man?' emergent reader.  Click HERE or on the picture to grab your new copy.
What did you do this week?  Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the weekly Five for Friday Linky Party.
Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)


  1. I love those gingerbread letters! where did you get those from?

    1. I originally got them from, but have a set of my own I made. If you don't find them let me know and I can send you some. :)

  2. Love love love the door!! Where'd you find those eyes??

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

    1. I got the eyes from Michaels in the wiggle eye craft section and the nose and antlers from Hobby Lobby. They were made to put on a car, but I thought of my door immediately!

  3. Alex wefykmnouhgf mjhytwqsfgnb 5 juoo

    From Alex above^^^. It says: Thank you for the gingerbread man. It was fun to run and find the clues. It was good and I want 5 more! I won't run next week because Jingles will see me. I love you.

    It has been so much fun listening to him tell me about everything you are doing at school! The picture of Jingles and his Gingerbread man are on the front door and our neighbors love it! :) Thanks for all you do for our babies!

  4. I love it!!! Thank you for letting me know. :) Alex has a special place in my heart. I love that boy!

  5. Where did you find the clues from the Gingerbread man? Love your ideas, it was fun to stumble on your blog!

  6. I would love a copy of the clues if you don't mind. I went onto and didn't see it. Also any way to get the pictures you used to measure? This is such a great idea!