Monday, December 11, 2017

Gingerbread Man Science Experiment FREEBIE

I love, love, love my two week long Gingerbread Man Unit!  It's definitely one of the most memorable units that we have all year.  Here's how I pull it off:

Week 1:  Read the traditional story of The Gingerbread Man.  There are so many versions of this book!  Any one will work.  Read The Gingerbread Boy  and The Gingerbread Girl. Sequence the stories using sequencing activities from Deanna Jump's fantastic Gingerbread Man Math and Literacy Fun Unit

Week 2: Read non-traditional versions of the story including The Gingerbread Ninja, The Gingerbread Pirates, The Gingerbread Bear, The Gingerbread Baby, and The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers.  Have your students compare and contrast the different stories.  Ask them to name their favorite story and tell why it is their favorite.  

I created this Gingerbread Man Math Unit especially to use with the above mentioned literature.  It has some fantastic activities to keep your kiddos engaged!  The best part, it's on sale from now until December 14th, so be sure to pick it up at the discounted price. :)

I think my kiddos enjoy this Gingerbread Man Science Experiment more than any other part of this unit of study!  Click the link to download this FREEBIE to use with your class!

Trust me, your kiddos will be talking about this unit for weeks to come!  Have fun!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Father's Day Gifts

Aren't homemade gifts the best?!  My daughter is five now, and every year, we try to make something special for her daddy for Father's Day.  Last year, we made a bouquet of his favorite candy and some fun scratch off tickets.  It was easy breezy and even though he didn't hit the big bucks, he really liked it!

This year, we decided to make something that we know he's going to love.  I found the recipe for these Spicy Cajun Nuts on Pinterest.  They are from Spicy Southern Kitchen, and they are delicious!  I know that my dad and my husband are both going to love them.  

We doubled the recipe in order to yield two half gallon jars, because we know how much our guys like to snack.  ;)  I made a cute tag and tied it on with some jute, and TADA...

I made several different versions of the tag to meet various needs.  You can download them for FREE here.  If you are making them with your class, you could easily just put them in small bags and add the tag.  If you do so, you may want to choose to print two sheets per page so that they are a bit smaller.   

Happy Father's Day to all of the great dads out there!