:: Gingerbread Glyphs ::
All three kids made a gingerbread glyph. We then glued their gingerbread man to construction paper & they each had a different task to complete.
|Capt. N's Acrostic Poem|
|Mr. T's list of nouns|
|Princess K's letter tracing|
:: Noun Town ::
|During Grinch Week we studied adjectives. For Gingerbread Week we focused on nouns. To combine gingerbread & nouns we made a noun town.|
|The boys made their town by decorating paper gingerbread houses.|
|We discussed different types of community buildings. Then the boys made their buildings. Our town had a bakery, candy shop, school, Christmas tree shop, Hershey's Factory & 2 houses.|
|After making our town, the boys were given pieces of paper to write down as many nouns as they could find in our paper community.|
|The last day of Gingerbread Week they wrote a short story about the town.|
:: Other ::
|Mr. T categorized nouns from an Evan-Moor Literacy Center book into people, places or things.|
|Mr. T has been doing these Addition Adventure worksheets from MindWare. This week he completed the gingerbread man sheet.|
We also did Christmas themed mad libs throughout the week. Unfortunately, we didn't ever get to the most important part of gingerbread week: actually making gingerbread men. Bummer! We have made gingerbread houses a number of times in the past, though.
I gotta say, I love theme weeks. They're just plain fun! What are your favorite themes?