Monday, December 19, 2011

The Gingerbread Man


We have been having a great deal of fun reading different retellings of the Gingerbread Man and 1F students were making some fantastic text to text connections between the different stories. We are now in the process of doing our own retelling and making individual books. Tomorrow we are excited to read our final version, The Gingerbread Cowboy.

Today we each got to make our own gingerbread cookie under the guidance of Clairissa's mom. They turned out great and were a delicious treat this afternoon.

Gingerbread Baking on PhotoPeach

We also made a giant class Gingerbread Man which we were all going to share afterwards. However, while we were at the assembly listening to the Essex High School Band perform in the gym our class Gingerbread Man escaped as Clairissa's mom was trying to get him out of the oven. Apparently he ran over Jessica`s keyboard during her performance.

Throughout the day he then emailed us pictures of all of the GNPS staff that he managed to run past.

He ran past Mrs. Woodruff in the library while she was reading to her grade five class.

He ran right through the Kindergarten classroom and scared Mrs. Colenutt and Mrs. St. Pierre. They couldn`t even eat their chocolates afterwards.

Mr. McElwain screamed and even though he ran as fast as he could he was no match for the Gingerbread Man. I am sure Mr. McElwain will be looking for him when track season rolls around.

We left at the end of the day with no sign from our class Gingerbread Man.

Apparently Mr. Wilkens caught a glimpse of him at the end of the day in the gym before he ran back outside.

We have asked our caretaker, Mr. Devine to keep an eye out for him tonight.

It was a crazy day!

Ms. Fellbaum

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading this post! We did not see your gingerbread man in 1M, but I will check with my friends in January to see if he snuck home in one of their bags. Did he hear about the gingerbread baby escaping in Jan Brett's version of the story? Maybe he tried hiding in one of our houses. Hmmmmm......

    Merry Christmas 1F!