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Ms. Menagh

🌟 Gingerbread Village Theme Unit

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: STEAM, Character Building, English Language Arts

Student Instructions

***Teachers: Before you post, read the note. You will probably want to break this up to do over several days or weeks rather than post all at once. Edit the Google Slides and letter to fit your needs.*** First graders! Look what I found! A letter asking for your help from The Gingerbread Boy! What do you think? Should we help him?

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Please enjoy this Gingerbread Theme Unit based on a Math Program by Marilyn Burns that I learned from the talented Mrs. Jen Graver at Hallinan! I've adapted it for online learning. I'm including pieces you would want to break up into other days. Copy/Edit the activity to add/delete what you would like to do on each day so that students can't see everything all at once. In person, there are lots of ways/rules to set up the town that we cannot easily replicate while we are working from home at this time due to the pandemic. The official "rulebook" included here is different for that reason. Options to extend include math pages/games, creating a decorations store with shopping list and budget, glyphs, art projects, writing stories on Gingerbread shaped pages, comparisons of story elements, etc. See free ideas here: https://www.kidzone.ws/thematic/gingerbread/index.htm Feel free to make a copy of my Google Slides and change it to fit your needs. My last page of slides includes a world map of holidays/locations we are studying for people all around the world. Haiti is featured for it's Gingerbread style homes. There is a TPT resource: 'Not Your Average Gingerbread Unit' by Education with an Apron that incorporates STEM Architecture, Civics, Sociology, Geography, and History. I have not included anything from that paid resource here, but recommend it!