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Welcome to the Gingerbread Man Project of 2008. 

This project was hosted from November 1 to December 20, 2008.

It was open to All PreK through 6th grade students worldwide.

This project is now over!



hosted by Jennifer Wagner.

Dates:  November 1 to December 20, 2008

Ages:  PreK - Sixth Grade Students WorldWide

Main Idea:  Loosely based on the story "The Gingerbread Man", students (assisted by Teachers) will choose one of 3 project ideas. 

Technology Objectives:  Provide opportunity for classrooms to exchange activity ideas with other classrooms, to extend a well-known story in a variety of ways, and to provide collaboration opportunities for teachers and students all over the world (via skype, blogs, wikis, photo albums, and more!)


Project Idea #1 -- Scavenger Hunt Clues

a.  The teacher will create a scavenger hunt experience for the students in which the Gingerbread man has left clues around your school campus of where he has gone.  (sample idea)

b.  Students will need to follow the clues to get to each destination. 

c.  At each destination, they will receive a clue to the next location.

d.  The final destination could be your principal or librarian.  They could either send the students back to the classroom saying that is where the GBM had headed or (even better) they could sit down the students and read a story.

e,  Pictures will be taken throughout the hunt and uploaded to your photo album.



1.  At each area, students will receive part of the materials they need for the final project (ie:  if at the final destination your students will be making gingerbread men out of felt -- then at each destination they will pick up part of the art materials (felt, eyes, buttons, yarn, etc.  If your students will be decorating gingerbread men cookies, they would be picking up icing, sugar dots, raisens, etc.)

2.  Once the students have gathered all the materials, the final clue guides then back to the classroom, where they will work on assembling their artwork or cookie. 

3.  Pictures will be taken throughout the hunt and uploaded to your photo album.


Project Idea #2 -- Rewrite the Gingerbread Man Story


-write the story The Gingerbread Man with different characters

-write the story with a different ending

-write a letter to the Gingerbread Man giving him advice on getting away from everyone

-write a letter to the little old woman and tell her about her gingerbread man

-write the Gingerbread Man with yourself as the MAIN character

-make a story necklace. Use white construction paper divided into thirds. On each third the student draws about what happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story. Put yarn through a hole punched in the top of the cards. Put together and tie. The students can retell the story in their own words. (idea found here)

-While reading and sharing the different versions of the story, keep a listing on a class chart of the different characters in the story. As each version is read, add additional characters which were not present in previous versions. Keep track of characters present in more than one version.  Choose six of the characters and create a unique Readers Theatre for your class.  (Extra idea:  Record as a podcast or video)



Project Idea #3 --  Gingerbread Story Art

a.  Students will create a GINGERBREAD MAN/GIRL that represents themselves (or you could have students pull names and make one for another student in the class.)

Examples:  My gingerbread man would have brown hair, glasses, a Mickey Mouse Tshirt, blue shorts (favorite color), an American Flag one hand, a ticket to the movies in the other hand, and a Chicago Cubs baseball hat.  (sample to follow soon!!)

b.  This can be computer generated in a program such as KidPix or Pixie 2 or Paint or can be created with pencil, paper, scissors, and other odds and ends craft ideas. 

c.  The art would then be attached to a larger sheet of paper and the student would write a short story explaining their choices for the gingerbread art.

d.  Create a wall mural or a bulletin board.  Be sure to take individual pictures of each artwork PLUS a group photo.

e.  Upload images to your photo album.



If you are creating a "PHOTO ALBUM" -- please check out these sites to build your album:

Online Photo Storage Options:

BubbleShare:  http://www.bubbleshare.com/

MixBook:  http://www.mixbook.com/

Dot Mac Web Gallery:  http://www.apple.com/dotmac/webgallery.html  (subscription cost)

SmugMug:  http://www.smugmug.com/

MyPhotoAlbum:  http://www.myphotoalbum.com/

Google Pages:  http://tinyurl.com/fzdlb

Shutterfly:  http://www.shutterfly.com/

Scrapblog:  http://www.scrapblog.com/

VoiceThread:  http://voicethread.com/#home

or - Your Own Webpage!!!



Once you have created your album, please send me the link of your final project!  Thank you.

Images were purchased at

ArtAbundia. All rights reserved.

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