Monday 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!
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!
Aditionally, our 3rd grade buddies taught us to code as a part of Hour of Code (https://code.org/learn). It was so exciting to get to use the Chromebooks.
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.
Lastly, we learned L in Jolly Phonics and Handwriting.
Friday we read our final Gingerbread book, Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campell. We talked about how different all 4 books were from each other, and what they had in common. We then voted on which was our favorite... Gingerbread Baby won! To wrap up, the students wrote about what they would do if the Gingerbread Man popped out of their oven.
Next week, we will be creating our own Gingerbread village, our own gingerbread stories, and our own cookies!