"The Gingerbread Boy" is a very popular back-to-school theme as the children have to search around campus for the run-away gingerbread boy. The students follow the trail of crumbs and get to meet everyone. The school librarian, the secretary at the front desk, the nurse, the counselor, and everyone else who want to join in on the fun will love to play the part of looking for the gingerbread boy. Then when they finally find him, the students are ready to eat their own cookie. Thematic units are the perfect way to make meaningful learning connections through the subjects.
This thematic unit is based on the story, "The Gingerbread Girl Goes to School," written by Chaniquis and Illustrated by Fatima Stamato. In this story, the gingerbread girl mimics what students should do, such as raise their hands, share their crayons, be nice and make friends, to name a few. The full story is included for you to print and read or just have Uncle Bub read it to them (mp4 video is included).
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This thematic unit is the best "back to school" Kindergarten pack.
* "Read to Me Story" (mp4 video read by "Uncle Bub"),
* "Full color printable story"
* "Color Me" story for students to color,
* "6 story-based penmanship sheets,"
* 1 Editable Field Trip Permission Slip
* T.E.K.S. Teaching Objectives for ELAR, math, science, and social studies
*"CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT" document so that you can use your state adopted resource in conjunction with this "back-to-school" thematic unit.
* 5 theme related Morning Messages (grammar/sentence editing review),
* Scholar's question set,
* Story Sequence Activity
* 22 Vocabulary display cards,
* Theme related Math Number Cards from 0-20,
* 3 "decorate me" Gigerbread boy and girl projects, and
* theme related book suggestions.
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This thematic unit includes activities that unite the following T.E.K.S. together. Instead of having to teach this separately, why not tie them all together to make meaningful learning connections?
§110.11. English Language Arts and Reading
11A Students are expected to: follow pictorial directions (e.g., recipes, science experiments)
11B Students are expected to: identify the meaning of specific signs (e.g., traffic signs, warning signs)
7A Students are expected to: give an example of a measurable attribute of a given object, including length, capacity, and weight
9A Students are expected to: identify ways to earn income
9B Students are expected to: differentiate between money received as income and money received as gifts
9C Students are expected to: list simple skills required for jobs
1A Students are expected to: identify and demonstrate safe practices as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including wearing safety goggles, washing hands, and using materials appropriately
5B Students are expected to: observe, record, and discuss how materials can be changed by heating or cooling
§113.11. Social Studies
8A Students are expected to: identify purposes for having rules
8B Students are expected to: identify rules that provide order, security, and safety in the home and school