We discussed and reviewed story elements: character, setting, problem, and solution using this book. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the students remembered these concepts!
We have also made a Gingerbread man glyph. Students colored eyes to match eye color, counted out buttons to show age, and used yellow or green yarn to show gender.
|The dark brown men were done by the AM group and the light brown men were done by the PM group.|
|This was the writing activity done to follow up the glyph project.|
|(I have more than 24 students. A few children did not get to make a gingerbread man.)|
We still have some more activities planned for this story. Next month, we'll get some Social Studies by learning about other holiday traditions such as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
TEACHERS: I have had at least two of you request a Hanukkah Thinking Map so I am sharing this. You need to download both parts separately. Sorry.
Hanukkah Facts page is found here.
The Hanukkah Thinking Map is found here.
I hope you find these useful!