This morning, we made gingerbread cookies. The students used a gingerbread cookie cutter to cut them out. Then, they decorated their cookies with mini M&Ms and sprinkles. At lunch time, I baked the cookies and we saved them for the end of the day. Then, we read the story, "The Gingerbread Baby". Afterwords, we discussed all of the gingerbread stories we read. We decided to graph which gingerbread story was our favorite. Each student colored in a gingerbread man, and they taped it next to their favorite story. The classes' favorite story was "The Gingerbread Girl", with "The Gingerbread Cowboy" coming in a close second.
Near the end of the day, the entire school went to the gym for the Christmas sing-a-long. Each grade went up to the stage and sang 2 Christmas songs. This was also the time when we gave all of the items we donated to the Rescue Mission. When the sing-a-long was over, we went back to our room to eat our gingerbread cookies. When we arrived in our room, we found a trail of M&Ms and sprinkles leading up to a note that read,
Run! Run! As fast as you can. You can't catch us. We're the gingerbread men.
Your Gingerbread Friends
P.S. We challenge you to find us tomorrow.
We couldn't believe that they were gone! Tomorrow, we will be going on a scavenger hunt and we will hopefully find them.
Cutting out the cookie
Decorating the cookies
One tray full of the gingerbread cookies
At the sing-a-long (Can you pick them out?)
The trail of candy leading up to the note