Compare and Contrast Gingerbread Stories
The month of December is a tricky one in the classroom. The students often have “sugarplums dancing in their heads” and their excitement for the upcoming holidays creates lots of energy. Because the December holidays are a religious event for many, it is not uncommon for some families, or even an entire school district, to request that specific holidays not be mentioned in the classroom.
The perfect solution for channeling all that energy in a positive and effective way without mentioning any one holiday is gingerbread!!! It's fun. It’s festive. It makes the kids excited and engaged. But, in no way is it officially tied into a specific holiday. Best of all, the materials in this packet will have your students working productively on important reading and writing skills.