Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gingerbread Man Day

We read so many versions of the Gingerbread Man today.  It was a great way for us to discuss characters, settings, and do a lot of comparing and contrasting. But here is the best part.....we did math and science with gingerbread men!!!  In Math Miss Gilbert gave us each a gingerbread man and only let us take only ONE bite.  We were a little annoyed she only let us take ONE bite, but we quickly figured out why.  We did a pictograph and then a bar graph to show which part we ate first.  Here are some pictures.  Can you tell which part most of us ate first?


In all of the versions of The Gingerbread Man, the fox "helped" him across the river.  We wondered what would have happened if the Gingerbread Man would have swam across the river himself.  What better way to find out than to do a Science Investigation?!?!?!  So that is what we did!!!  We asked a question, made a hypothesis, then conducted an experiment.   Here is a picture of a dry gingerbread man and a gingerbread man after he had been in the water for 30 minutes.  Yikes!  We concluded that gingerbread men should NOT swim!

And YES, we at the rest of our gingerbread men after Math!

1 comment:

  1. Love how you incorporate math into such fun things to do!!