Friday, September 13, 2013

The Gingerbread Hunt!

We made gingerbread cookies this morning and they... ran... away!!  After music class this afternoon, we discovered outside Mrs. Powers' room that the cookies had left a note for us.    Then we searched all around the school, following clues left by the gingerbread men.  We are whispering so we can surprise our gingerbread men and catch up to them, so you may need to turn up the volume!

And of course we ate our gingerbread men too!

I provided a bibliography below of the gingerbread stories we read, in case you look for some at your local library or bookstore.  Many children checked out gingerbread stories at our school library this week.  There are many versions out there, and often a few more come out around the holidays.

The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski
The Gingerbread Girl  by Lisa Campbell Ernst
The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires
a surprise for next week... Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup--A book with pirates and gingerbread men?  Awesome!

To start thinking about community service, we read A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams.  We discussed how it feels to have something simple but comforting to make ourselves feel good at home. We discussed how some grandmas and grandpas have trouble leaving their homes to buy groceries or go to a restaurant.  After thinking about how it would make someone smile to give them something comforting with their food, like a placemat, several wonderful kindergartners decorated placemats for Meals on Wheels.  We hope to make a few more next week and I will deliver them to Northwest Suburban Dinner at Your Door.


Save the Date for the Animals:

Blessing of the Animals

Sat. Sat. Oct. 5, 10:30 AM
Upper School Entrance, Patio

No pet?  Bring your favorite stuffed animal!

New this year -

Upper School Art Club students and art teacher Kat Corrigan will be on hand to create 10 minute sketches of your pet - donations accepted for the Animal Humane Society. 

Enter the "Pet Owner Look-a-Like" contest.  Submit photos of you and your pet by Thursday, Oct. 3.  Need not be present to win.

Have a great weekend!


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