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Mrs. Warner from Hutchinson KS is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gingerbread Village Project Based Learning Activity

Help me give my students Advanced Geometry Books for Kids, Gingerbread classic books, and the specific ingredients needed to make a Project Based Learning Gingerbread Village for Charity.

  • $240 goal

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My Students

My students are creative and fun! They are sixth graders that love learning and school. No challenge is too great for them, they will try their best! My students love inquiry and creating projects. They enjoy Project Based Learning where they are given a driving question or a task and can run with it. My students like the structure and independence of PBL.

My students are learning 21st Century skills and are amazing with technology.

They love creating using projects using "Stop Motion", "Explain Everything" and "Google Slides, Sheets and Docs".

My Project

My goal is to use Project Based Learning, so my students can take charge of their own learning and stay engaged from the driving question through the final product. Students will use the inquiry process and collaborative groups to investigate the popular tradition of gingerbread.

My students will be using PBL to create a Gingerbread Village that will be used to benefit the charity “Warmth for Warriors”.

Students will use The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Boy and the Hansel and Gretel to create new versions of the fables using their Stop Motion App. They will use the Advanced Geometry Books for Kids to incorporate geometry into the design of the village. They will incorporate math skills such as 3-D shapes, nets, area, surface area, perimeter, and volume while creating their projects.

Each student will create their own gingerbread house, building or castle. Students will cover the table with the wax paper, and begin with a round cake plate each. They will use the graham crackers, powdered sugar and cream of tarter to construct their houses. Students will use the hard Christmas candy, fruit loops, pinwheels and other candies to decorate their houses and buildings. They will use the ice cream cones and green food coloring to make trees, and the cookies to make benches, sleds and bridges. They will use cereal and other candy to make paths between each house to create the village. Students will use the coconut for snow across the village.

Students will have a drop-box donation for the Warmth for Warriors charity. They will invite their families, community members, other classes, teachers and principals to view the village and donate hats and gloves. They will give a candy cane to each person that visits the village.

Mrs. Warner
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bobs Red & White Mini Peppermint Candy Canes, 280 Count Tub, 43 oz • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
Honey Maid Graham Crackers, 14.4 Ounce • Amazon Business $3.29 6 $19.74
Advanced Geometry Books for Kids - Perimeter, Circumference and Area | Children's Math Books • Amazon Business $9.25 2 $18.50
Sour Fruit Balls - 5 Pound Bulk Bag • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Cut-Rite Wax Paper by Reynolds 75 Sq.Ft - Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Lovesome Powdered Sugar, 2 Pound • Amazon Business $2.50 4 $10.00
GAMESA Sugar Wafers, Strawberry, 6.70 Ounce • Amazon Business $1.10 9 $9.90
Hansel and Gretel (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Baker's Angel Flake Coconut, 14 Ounce • Amazon Business $2.39 3 $7.17
Wilton Cake Boards, Set of 12 Round Cake Boards for 10-Inch Cakes (2104-102) • Amazon Business $3.53 2 $7.06
The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Readers Theater: The Real Story of Hansel and Gretel • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Keebler Ice Cream Cones, Sugar Cones, 4 oz (12 Count) • Amazon Business $2.29 2 $4.58
The Gingerbread Man • Amazon Business $3.92 1 $3.92
365 Everyday Value, Cream of Tartar, 3.52 Ounce • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows, 16 Ounce Bag • Amazon Business $2.86 1 $2.86
Kellogg’s Froot Loops Breakfast Cereal with Fruity Shaped Marshmallows, Low Fat, 12.6 oz Box • Amazon Business $2.69 1 $2.69
Betty Crocker Fruit By The Foot Variety Pack of Strawberry and Berry Tie-Dye, 4.5 oz • Amazon Business $2.25 1 $2.25
Wilton 610-809 Icing Gel, Leaf Green, 1 Ounce • Amazon Business $2.22 1 $2.22
Wilton Icing Gel, Red, 1 Ounce • Amazon Business $1.55 1 $1.55

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