A creative form of storytelling and idea generation came about in Mrs. Standhart and Mrs. Rehberg’s kindergarten class. After reading four different gingerbread books, the class worked on various story elements and compared and contrasted narratives. The books were: The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Girl, The Gingerbread Baby, and The Gingerbread Cowboy.
At the end of the unit, students planned out and made their own gingerbread houses to celebrate their hard work.
Mrs. Standhart said there were great conversations between the students as they each added their own touches to their creations. “The students were very engaged in the different stories each day and loved comparing the stories as we progressed through the week. Their excitement leading up to creating their own houses was so fun to watch. They enjoyed planning out what their masterpiece would look like and making it come to life,” said Standhart.
At the end of the day, families shared with the teachers that their children came home and told them how much fun they had doing this lesson, that was good enough to eat.