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  1. 1. sweet ake… Some sweet things to make… Gingerbread Cookies Sift into a big bowl and mix the following ingredients: 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon allspice Beat together the following ingredients in another bowl: 1 egg 1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar 2/3 cup dark molasses 6 Tablespoons softened butter. Mtra. Graciela Bilat
  2. 2. Add dry ingredients slowly to wet the mixture until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour onto your board and your rolling pin as you work to keep the dough from sticking. Roll out a portion of the dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your gingerbread men with a two-inch floured cookie cutter. Or, with floured hands, shape and hand press your own little gingerbread men. One way to shape them is to make a little ball for the head, a larger ball for the body, and stick-shaped rolls for arms and legs. Decorate with raisins. Place 1 inch apart on a buttered cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch. Cool on wire rack. This will make about 50 cookies. THE SIZING UP THE GINGERBREAD MAN Materials: * Large drawing of the gingerbread man. * Rulers Directions: Directions: 1. On the large gingerbread man poster and student copy write the words "estimate" and "actual" under the following body parts of the drawing: Mtra. Graciela Bilat
  3. 3. a. arms - arm span measured b. height c. legs - leg span measured. 2. Students estimate the measurement first. Then measure each area indicated on the drawing. Write the prediction/estimate and actual measurement found with a ruler. 3. Compare the student answers with the measurements on the large poster which you measure together. I also use this as a center. Each group estimates the measurements of the poster and writes down their findings. At the end of the day, we compare the estimated figures with actual measurements. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR MEASUREMENT: 1. Copy small gingerbread men on copy paper. Place about 8 on each page. 2. Copy the pattern on brown construction paper. 3. Have the students cut out the gingerbread men patterns. Place in a zip-lock bag. 4. Have students write their name or initials on the back of each gingerbread man pattern that they cut out. 5. Students can work with partners to measure different objects or distances. 6. On chart paper – You can use this as a math work station - write the activities or things the students are going to measure in the station. Use pictures whenever possible. Examples may include: Mtra. Graciela Bilat
  4. 4. a. How many gingerbread men do you need to go from the teacher's desk to the door? b. How many gingerbread men do you need to cover the length of your desk/table? c. How many gingerbread men do you need to cover the length of this chart paper? d. How many gingerbread men do you need to cover a pencil? 7. The measurements can be converted to measured lengths as the lesson when all students have made their estimations. 8. Graph the responses. MATH STORY PROBLEMS: This activity can be done as a center, seatwork, or interactive writing. For interactive writing, you can begin with an invented storyline about a group of gingerbread men. This can be done with gingerbread men for place value, addition and subtraction. The following is an example of a place value activity. 1. Write numbers on the gingerbread men. (for second grade I also include hundreds). 2. Make a place value chart using the number of values you wish to use in the lesson. For the number 33: TENS ONES 3 3 Mtra. Graciela Bilat
  5. 5. As interactive writing, you can invent story problems. Using gingerbread men on a flannel board to manipulate the concepts. Then, students can write about the problem on a story chart with the teacher. "There were five gingerbread men. ___________ (student's name) ate three of them. How many do we have now?" Students can write: We have two gingerbread men to eat? Graphing: 1. Use the same gingerbread boy patterns on construction paper. This time copy the gingerbread men on different colored paper. Have students group by color. Then graph how many of each color. Make sure you vary the number of gingerbread men in each color. 2. Take a survey and graph: How many like gingerbread men with icing, raisins, plain, etc. The Gingerbread Man Rap/Song From: 28 Folk and Fairy Tale Poems and Songs A baker took some gingerbread dough And shaped a man from head to toe. When it was baked, the cookie fled. Here is what the cookie said: CHORUS; Run! Run! As fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man! Run! Run! As fast as you can! I'm the gingerbread man! Mtra. Graciela Bilat
  6. 6. The cookie man ran past a cow Who saic, "I want to eat you now!" The cookie man just laughed and fled. Here is what the cookie said: CHORUS A farmer saw the man go by. He chased him low, he chased him high The cookie man just shook his head. Here is what the cookie said: CHORUS He finally reached the river wide, A fox asked, "Would you like a ride?" The cookie sat on the fox's head, Here is what the sly fox said: "You can't run! That's my plan! I'm going to eat you, gingerbread man! You can't run" That's my plan!" And he ate the gingerbread man. This song/rap can also be found at: Mtra. Graciela Bilat