Do your students draw, color, or create gingerbread houses during December, before Christmas, or around the holidays? Then you need this saying to make your adorable display of gingerbread houses an amazing bulletin board with an educational purpose. Add a little bit of 2nd grade learning standards into the mix by having your students pick an adjective to add to this saying. A list of 30 adjectives is included to allow your students some options to choose from if they struggle to brainstorm their own. I’ve thrown in ideas for mini-lessons too. There are 2 colorful anchor charts plus B/W versions and ½ page versions to use for students’ grammar notebooks or interactive notebooks. In addition, this resource contains 2 versions of the learning standard that you can use to post along with the bulletin board display or with your learning targets for the week.
The lessons I have included support visual and kinesthetic learners. Color is used along with hand gestures (photos included). These will help you as a teacher meet all of your students' needs and use their individual strengths to help them learn.
3 pages of Teacher Tips are included covering Prep and Mini-lesson teaching.
This resource DOES NOT include any pattern of a gingerbread house to create.
My students created real gingerbread houses with help from parent volunteers and generous donations of decorations. After our creation day, students would draw their houses. Some years, I would use a line art drawing or coloring book page for them to color. But there was something missing to make it more meaningful and educational. So as a result, this bulletin board saying was developed and has evolved with mini-lessons.
I hope that your traditional gingerbread unit will continue to develop and evolve as well....with a little help from this resource.
Need a few more gingerbread resources? Check out:
Gingerbread Man 1st Grade Math Just Print It Pages with CCSS labels
Add this to your centers to support Adjectives and ELA/grammar learning:
4 Adjective Activities for your ELA Grammar Center
Have a "sweet" time teaching.