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Not able to teach about Christmas in December? This rebus book is a non-biased way of bringing the sights and sounds of the season into your classroom without placing emphasis on any holiday. Use it to teach the five senses through the sequential retelling of the classic folk tale which many kindergarten classes use during the holidays!
Read different versions of the Gingerbread Man and the Gingerbread Boy to compare and contrast with your students. Not all endings are the same! Let the children retell the story and make up their own ending!
Use the included journal to enhance your writing program!
There are two sets of pages for this journal. Kindergartners will love to write single words of items they can see, taste, touch, feel, and smell on one set of pages. First and second graders can use the other set of pages to write complete sentences. A great addition to your writing program!
Each student can make a copy to take home!
Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
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