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Gingerbread Compare and Contrast (read different versions of the story - compare/contrast character, setting, refrain (ex. "You can't catch me. I'm the gingerbread man!"), and ending Holiday Ideas, Simply Second, Gingerbread Weeks, Gingerbread Stories, Christmas, Compare Contrast, Gingerbread Book, 2Nd Grade, Second Grade
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Holy cow! I now know what I'm doing for Christmas this year in my classroom! Now I just need to think of a lesson to justify my students creating it.
Describing activity: I could use this pertaining to the seasons unit. For example, instead of a gingerbread man, I could draw a snowflake for winter and guide the students in writing words that pertain to that season. This helps with writing and also helps the students learn characteristics of the seasons.
The Gingerbread Measurement Unit >> Activities for students to practise measurement using informal units.