Additionally, in ALO with Mrs. Belkind we read The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg. The students then brainstormed what could happen to different letters that start with that same letter, such as "The F was flying". Next week, the students will make their own book.
Tuesday, we re-read and watched Gingerbread Man. The students then worked independently to identify and order all the characters based on the order they appeared in the story. They then drew the setting, and retold the story with a partner. The repeating phrases and multiple characters made it such a fun retell!
Tuesday we also recieved our Osmos for the iPad thanks to the PTO. Osmo turns the iPad into hands on play with many educational games. This week we have done coding, phonics, number practice, geometry tangarams, and art with it! Thank you PTO for this AWESOME new resource!
After reading, the students made their own Gingerbread person. The catch was they had to use exactly 10 pieces to make it. This was a great math task in making 10.
We then read Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires. Again, we talked about all story elements and compared characters. We also had time for free choice centers including tower building, patterning, and more Osmo.
Next week, we will be creating our own Gingerbread village, our own gingerbread stories, and our own cookies!