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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

           Today we have a second snow day! :(  Normally,  I'm like any other teacher and love snow days but I had so many fun things planned for this week.  Oh well... hopefully we'll get back tomorrow for more Gingerbread Fun!
         We are reading LOTS of versions of the Gingerbread Man. We've also been talking about characters, setting and plot and have been doing lots of comparing and contrasting.  We will be graphing our favorite version later this week. In addition, we've done the following:

Gingerbread Playdough

We are making gingerbread cookies with our delicious smelling gingerbread play dough.  The recipe is from Sweet Sugar Belle and the color comes from all the delicious spices in the recipe.  

A Gingerbread Exchange

We participated in Growing in Pre-K's Gingerbread exchange.  Thanks Eilis for organizing this fun exchange.
The gingerbread man we sent to 12 other schools reversed to a reindeer.  So cute.

Gingerbread crafts, glyphs and poems
We decorated paper gingerbread men with white crayons.

Of course, we will decorate real cookies too.

We decorate the classroom 

Lots of Dollar Store decorations and blue ticky-tac to decorate our dollhouse for a gingerbread family!

This class LOVES imaginative play and decorating.
working on an elf home

wrapping blocks to use as pretend presents

using our dot markers to make lights

This is the elf house or reindeer's home (depending on the day:)


  1. Such cute ideas!

    1. Thanks Christina, I'm so glad you commented so I could find your blog. I'm trying to add more Regio Emilio aspects to my class so I plan to spend some time with your blog.

  2. I love decorating the dollhouse. I think I'm going to do the dot marker lights too. Easy and charming!

  3. Your little elf house/reindeer home is very festive!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. Love your play arch all decorated for Christmas - and the doll house all decked out. Have a wonderful holiday with your family.


  5. All your gingerbread stuff looks fantastic! I wonder if it's too late to have gingerbread playdough in January? :)
    Happy New Year, Lyn!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs


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