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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gingerbread Week, Freebie, and a Proposition

This week, my students have been enjoying completing gingerbread activities. This is always a favorite topic! There are so many wonderful books to read, and all of them are chock full of teaching opportunities. For example, The Gingerbread Girl,

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written by Lisa Campbell Ernst, has tons and tons of alliteration examples. You can also use this book to teach onomatopoeia. My students love to compare and contrast this book with the Gingerbread Boy,

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written by Paul Galdone.
Writing about their favorite gingerbread book is always fun, too! My first graders also illustrate their favorite part of the story.




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Here are pictures of some of my
 station activities this week:

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This is a fun contraction activity from my buddy
  Alisha, aka The Bubbly Blonde.

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These cuties are writing about their favorite
 gingerbread book.

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This is a kindergarten activity I did. It can be found in my Gingerbread Fun for Little Learners pack. It actually goes with a scrambled sentences activity. However, what I did was, read The Gingerbread Boy, brainstorm words to describe him, and have the children write two sentences, using a describing word in each sentence.

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The scrambled sentences and rhyming activities 
are also from my 

In other news, I am an author over at Freebielicious.

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Well, I have an offer for all you talented primary teachers! We are adding a feature called Fabulicious Freebies on the First. It's a linky where you can link up a blog post that offers a forever freebie on your blog. What a wonderful opportunity for you to showcase your talent AND pick up some nice, new freebies.
For more information, click on the image below.
 I hope to see you all over there on December 1!

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6 comments:

  1. What a bunch of cuties! You've got some good first grade sentences, there! :)

    Kate
    Second Grade Sparkle

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    1. Thanks so much, Kate! The gingerbread sentences are actually from my kindergartners!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  2. Your students are adorable!! I love your gingerbread activities!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  3. Thanks for the cute freebie! I look forward to using them.
    Shibahn

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  4. I loved the freebie! I will be able to adjust it for my PreK class as well as my Kindergarten resource children.
    Cindy

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