Run Run as Fast as You Can
Around the World with the Gingerbread Man
Why did the Gingerbread run?
Could the answer simply be that he was board? Our kindergarteners thought so. Through this project our kindergarteners were actively involved in geography and problem solving, as they worked to create a travel plan for this most restless of ginger creatures.
What's in this cookie? (Key Knowledge/CCRS)
6.) Compare cultural similarities and differences in individuals, families, and communities.
Examples: celebrations, food, traditions
8.) Recognize maps, globes, and satellite images.
9.) Differentiate between land forms and bodies of water on maps and globes.
10.) Apply vocabulary related to giving and following directions.
Example: locating objects and places to the right or left, up or down, in or out, above or below
ELA (Speaking and Listening)
31.) Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. [SL.K.1]
36.) Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. [SL.K.6]
25.) Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative or explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic. [W.K.2]
28.) With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. [W.K.6]
10.) Design original works using digital tools.
8.) Use digital environments to exchange ideas with individuals or groups.
Examples: other states, other countries
• Producing digital works collaboratively
Examples: developing shared writing projects, creating language experience stories
The Ginger Challenge...Do you accept?
Find new and interesting places to explore and help the Gingerbread Man see the world. This was our challenge, and we were more than ready to accept!
Not a Cookie Cutter Bulletin Board (Projects)
Is it Ready Yet? (Assessment Strategies)
After each investigation, the students worked together in a whole group setting to create a smore board for a country. A rubric was used whole group to see if needed information was provided and if the board was entertaining.