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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gingerbread Freebie, etc.

Here's a fun activity to do this week if you are still in school, like me! Read a Thanksgiving related story and make a list of all the strong verbs. Then, let the children act out the verbs while the class guesses the verb. This is a great activity to do with any theme and is a wonderful way to integrate grammar, reading and writing. This book has tons of strong verbs. After each word is acted out, have the children cross out the word so it's not repeated and so you can see if they can find the word in the list.

The First Thanksgiving Day
A Counting Story
By Laura Krauss Melmed

This is a picture of a first grader acting out one of the words. Can you guess which one?


The week after Thanksgiving, I will be starting my gingerbread unit. One of the activities I love to do is called "How I Eat a Gingerbread Cookie!" The children sample a cookie, describe it, and map out the order in which they bit into the cookie. Then, they write about it, using lots of descriptive words. It's always a favorite.


Would you like to do this activity, too? Just click on the above image and download it for free! I hope you enjoy it enough to come back here and tell me so!

If you need another activity to supplement your gingerbread unit, you can also check out my scrambled sentences pack.


For those of you who are already planning for the holidays, like me, I have this great winter holiday language pack.


One more thing! In case you haven't heard, I'm giving away this really cool gadget. The contest ends on Wednesday, so it's a short one! Click on the image below to enter.


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21 comments:

  1. I just pinned your gingerbread unit. I'm printing it as soon as I get home. It looks terrific! So does your other unit. Thanks for the freebie!
    --Chrissy
    Firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com

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    1. You are very welcome, Chrissy! Enjoy!
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      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  2. I teach 2nd grade but downloaded your "How I Eat a Gingerbread Cookie" and am going to use! How fun. Also ordering the Thanksgiving Book, to teach adjectives. You have awesome ideas!

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    1. I do this activity in K-2. Second grade loves it, too! I used the book to teach verbs, but, it has GREAT adjectives, too. You'll love it!
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      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  3. This gingerbread freebie is so cute! I'm just curious, does your district allow you to kind of teach by themes? I'm stuck in a district that has us teach units and lessons that a lot of time have no correlation to the month. :( I'm going to try and squeeze time in during the days to do some fun holiday things.

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I teach using 1-2 week themes. I'm so sorry you can't do this. It really helps to make learning fun and meaningful. I hope you can squeeze in some excitment!
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      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  4. This gingerbread freebie is fantastic. I teach Pre-k special needs and language is always best when spontaneous and surrounded by food! Thanks again,

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    1. LOL on the food! Have fun eating and writing!
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      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  5. Thanks for the freebie Lori. As always everything looks great. I will give you some TpT love for it when I get on the computer. ;)

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    1. Aww, you make me blush! Thanks so much DeAnne!
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      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks for the awesome freebie! I can't wait to use it!!
    Shibahn
    wwwlandoflearning.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by to let me know.
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      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  7. Thanks for the great freebie. I'm working on my plans for December and it's always great to find another resource. I'm pinning this post on my December board. Thanks again for sharing.
    ✿April✿
    Grade School Giggles

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    1. You're very welcome, April! Enjoy!
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      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  8. thanks for the freebie!! I'll have to add that book to my "get" list. :)

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  9. The Gingerbread unit will be new for me this year. I have been collecting different versions to share with my class. Thanks for the great activity. I would never have thought of it! dputnam

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  10. Lori,
    Just love your blog, as well as your resources! I used your gingerbread freebie in my classroom this week. I gave you a shout-out with some pics on our blog: http://kandclovegrade3.blogspot.ca/
    I have purchased many of your items this past year, and look forward to purchasing more. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

    Kaitlin Edmunds
    K & C Love Grade 3
    http://kandclovegrade3.blogspot.ca/

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