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Ms. Jennifer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Gingerbread Man Teaches Reading And Math

My students need puppets, book and CD sets, and math manipulatives.

My Students

Vain and mischievous as can be, the Gingerbread Man is always one of my Kindergarten students' very favorite characters.

My students love reading and being read to, so reading a few variants of the classic story makes for great learning.

Since few of my students attend preschool, the Gingerbread Man is often a new character for them. All of my students love chanting along as he taunts those chasing him, but the language practice the stories provide is especially important to my many students who do not speak English at home.

My Project

Given how much my students enjoy these stories, it's easy to plan learning experiences in language arts. Storytelling puppets and flannel board kits will help them cement key reading comprehension skills like retelling and sequencing. Book and CD read-along sets let them practice print awareness and provide another English language model for my English Language Learners. Having a variety of Gingerbread Man stories makes for powerful lessons on comparing and contrasting. I would also like to extend the Gingerbread Man into math. Gingerbread people manipulatives let students explore sorting, graphing, and patterning. With his recognizable features: circular buttons, triangle nose and the like, the Gingerbread Man is a great way to teach about shapes. Using the shape color and cut worksheets, students can build their own Gingerbread Men to demonstrate their understanding of these key math concepts.

Your support of this project will allow my students to explore math, reading, and art through inquiry-based, student-directed projects.

The literature base will provide a base for students to integrate and synthesize across the content areas, building real mastery. The material students master in Kindergarten provides a foundation for learning throughout the elementary school years and all the way to college!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK331 - The Gingerbread Boy Big Book • Lakeshore Learning $24.99 1 $24.99
RR305 - Gingerbread Man Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 4 $27.80
Smart Snacks® Gingerbread Sort & Snap™ • Nasco $14.50 6 $87.00
BOOKS AND CD KIT THE GINGERBREAD MAN SET OF 5 • School Specialty Inc. $41.75 1 $41.75
BOOKS AND CD FAVORITE STORIES GINGERBREAD BOY SET OF 5 • School Specialty Inc. $31.34 1 $31.34
FELT SET GINGERBREAD BOY • School Specialty Inc. $18.99 1 $18.99
PAPER LITTLE PEOPLE PAPER BITS PACK OF 500 • School Specialty Inc. $8.92 2 $17.84
PAPER FINGERPAINT BIG KID SHAPES 18X35 PACK OF 24 • School Specialty Inc. $15.19 1 $15.19
PAPER RAISED LINE CUT DRAW AND CREATE BASIC SHAPES PACK/50 • School Specialty Inc. $16.14 1 $16.14
TRANS LID FOR SOUFLEE P325 PACK OF 100 • School Specialty Inc. $3.13 2 $6.26
SOUFFLE CUP 3.25 OZ PACK OF 250 • School Specialty Inc. $7.21 1 $7.21

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This project will reach 20 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Gap Inc. and 4 other donors.

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