Again this year, we read several of the "Gingerbread" character stories and chanted the various refrain during the rereading of each book.
As we read, some of our Butterfly kiddos questioned whether this year's cookie would also run away to the library as in the past year. This sparked several stories amoung the kiddos during playtime.
On the Wednesday before the holiday break, I brought in all the ingredients needed to make a gingerbread cookie. The kiddos were intrigued by the various ingredients and several of the measuring tools needed to create our cookie mixture.
|Ingredients to make a Gingerbread Cookie.|
|Mixing the butter, sugar, eggs.|
We had lots of oral talk around words like: dough, mixing, stirring, teaspoon and tablespoon, cup and 1/2 cup. Many of the kiddos were really intrigued by the molasses. (Honey from black bees????)
|First we washed our hands|
and talked about the ingredients.
|Adding the eggs.|
|Mixing the flour to make dough.|
|Using the teaspoon to add the|
|Adding the candy decorations.|
|She tasted good!|
We took her back to our classroom and each had a piece to taste. YUM! She was delicious.