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Sunday, August 7, 2011

I'm Your Gingerbread Man!

While shopping solo on Saturday with my Diet Coke in hand (both so delightful)...
I visited Barnes and Noble to look for a new book or two. I came across this delightful treasure from Laura Murray titled The Gingerbread Man Loose at the School.

I am so excited to share it with my brand new kiddos AND it gave me a new spin on the first day of school... so needless to say... I have created a gingerbread man hunt throughout the school (practicing hallway behavior and familiarizing them to the school building and help). They'll visit the gym, lunchroom, art and music room, secretary, nurse, principal and more. Afterwards we'll complete classroom and individual glyphs, I Have; Who Has cards... personalized with my student's names, and a couple more activities. Little Debbie makes cute, packaged gingerbread men cookies that will be a sweet treat following our hunt.

I'm slowing down these last few days of summer... so you could probably catch me, however... you can't catch him... he's the gingerbread man!


Everything Math in Grades 3 and 4 said...

Cute idea!

ashley said...

I bought that Gingerbread Man book too! I do my GBM unit at Christmas time though.

L. Murray said...

Hi Lory,

This is Laura Murray, author of The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. I just wanted to thank you so much for posting about it on your blog and I am thrilled that a Gingerbread Man may be making his way through your school. Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about the book! I also wanted to let you know that there is an extensive curriculum-linked teacher's guide on my website, www.LauraMurrayBooks.com, as well as printable GB school hunt clues, coloring pages, etc., if you are interested.
Thanks again and have fun with the GB Man this year.

Lory said...

Wow! How fun it that... Thank you Laura for stopping by my little blog. I will definately check out your website. I'm looking forward to sharing your story with my kiddos.