Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Gingerbread Baby

Students listened to The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett this week during Library time. Afterwards, they were given a special treat - their very own Gingerbread Baby cookie to eat! Yum! Many students had never tasted gingerbread before and decided to give it a try. Everyone decided that the Gingerbread Baby was pretty tasty. Here is the printable recipe for making your own Gingerbread Baby which can be found on Jan Brett's website. Just peeking!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Story Telling in 1st Grade

1st Grade students listened to the book The Mitten by Jan Brett, who is author of the month for December. The story is about a white mitten that gets lost in the snow and when several woodland animals find warmth in the mitten, it stretches to many times its size. Students colored and cut their own mitten as well as woodland animals to be able to retell the story to their classmates. We had a great time, and found that retelling a story is harder than it may seem! Check out the pictures and short clip of Sarah retelling her version of The Mitten.