Friday, November 30, 2012

Run, run, run





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We have started our holiday gingerbread story study!  We do a comparative literature study and chart the setting, characters and ending of each story.  Our stories include: The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone, The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski, The Gingerbread Man by Karen Schmidt, The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires, The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth, The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Cambell Ernst and of course the Jan Brett Gingerbread Baby and Gingerbread Friends.  I found two new stories at the library and will add them to our study--The Matzo Ball Boy by Lisa Shulman and The Library Gingerbread Boy by Dotti Enderle.
I love this time of year!

Each child finishes the sentence starter "I can run as fast as____" and illustrate themselves as the gingerbread boy!  Lots of children wrote of "I can run as fast as a cheetah" and "I can run as fast as a fox."  The personalized gingerbread illustrations are so much fun!


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