Gingerbread fun all day long!!! After assessing every single subject, we celebrated with literacy and math fun all around gingerbread! We even had a taste test. We read about Gingerbread pirates, Gingerbread cowboys, Gingerbread babies, and had a guest reader (my sweet daughter) read about Gingerbread friends! Lots of discussions this week.
After reading our Reader’s Theatre, I had the kids retell and sequence the story that was written on strips. I told them they had 15 minutes to work as a class to do this and they would get 5 dolphin dollars for each strip in order. Then they had to count all the correct ones by 5s to get the money. Man…tough, huh?! Not for these smarties!!! Maybe it was the competition, maybe it was the money…either way, they worked together (after a bumpy start) to retell and sequence the many story strips I had. I was impressed! This is the best way to learn conflict/resolution and how to talk to each other in that situation. I love it when academic lessons collide with social and life lessons!!!