Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's Gingerbread Time!

We have been reading various versions of The Gingerbread Man this week.  The two books pictured above have definitely become class favorites!  We will continue to read more versions of The Gingerbread Man in the week ahead!

At this station students complete an activity called "peppermint push."  First, students select a picture from the basket.  All pictures are consonant-vowel-consonant words (cat, mop, fan, hat, etc.).

Students use the large peppermints to help them segment/stretch the word.  They write the sounds that they hear in the boxes on their recording sheet.  
(Source: Kathleen Pedersen at Growing Kinders)

Rhyming Gingerbread Friends- Students find the two gingerbread friends that rhyme.  They then draw the rhyming pictures in the boxes and label their picture with the word by writing the sounds they hear. 
(Source: Julie Lee at Mrs. Lee's Kinder Kids

Gingerbread Man Color Words- Students match the gingerbread men to the correct bow by reading the color words.  
(Gingerbread Men from Making Learning Fun)

Students then use the letter stamps to stamp their color word and color their gingerbread man to match.

The Stockings Were Hung- at this station students match the picture on the stocking to its word.

After matching the picture to the word, students write about their match on their recording sheet.  They write the word, draw the picture, and color their stocking to match.
(Source: Winter Math and Literacy Fun by Deanna Jump and Julie Lee)

Gingerbread Play Dough- Students select a play dough mat that is programmed with a popcorn word.  They use their own container of gingerbread play dough to make the word.

Finally, they write the popcorn word they made.
(Source: Kathleen Pedersen at Growing Kinders)

Rhyme House- in each bag there is a house and picture cards.  Students only place picture cards that rhyme in the house.

After finding all the rhyming picture cards students write/draw the rhyming words on their paper. 

Candle Sight Words- students select a popcorn word card from the basket.  They then make the sight word using the popsicle sticks and candle bases.  

After spelling the word, students write the word on their paper.  
(Candle flames and popcorn word cards from: Making Learning Fun)

Sight Word Trees- for this station students make sight words out of the puzzle trees.  

First, students find the word on their tree trunk.  Next, they put the green pieces in order to form the tree.  
(Trees from: Making Learning Fun)

Once their puzzle is completed they use letter stamps to stamp the word on their paper.  

Missing Letter Train- students place the correct missing letter card on the train.

Students then complete their recording sheet by writing the letter that is missing.  

Picture the word- Students use dry erase markers and erasers to write the missing beginning sounds on the cards.

They then write the word on their paper beside of the picture.  

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