Gingerbread Poem Freebie

Who doesn’t love gingerbreads? I mean – I actually don’t really like eating them – but who does love doing thematic gingerbread activities in December? Super cute little cookies that can lend itself to countless stories, crafts, and activities. Ugh – adorable! My cousin is a preschool teacher in the same district as I and has this really awesome talent. She is freakishly amazing at writing poems. I swear this girl thinks in rhymes. Well, another cousin challenged this modern day Dr. Seuss to write a poem a day for a year – and she did it! What a nut!  Check it out – Rachel’s Poem Challenge.

So from time to time – when I can’t find a poem that perfectly suites my complex needs (long but not too long, challenging but not too hard, cute but not too babyish, and seasonal of course) I ask her to whip one up for me. She happily obliges – pleased not having to think of yet another topic to write some rhymes about. Last year, I asked for a gingerbread poem and turned it into a worksheet. My guys just died. They were giggling away thinking about the hilariousness of biting a gingerbread’s head.

After getting all of our great fluency and voice intonation practice reading the poem – we made pictures to work on comprehension. Check out our pictures from last year:

 I have seen a bunch of awesome pinterest ideas for ways to hang student work easily. For the start of the school year I kind of thought I was exempt from having to subscribe to one of these methods since I really only have 6 students that do academic work that I would hang. Art projects that all of my kids do I am okay with stapling to the bulletin board. But honestly – worksheets so get tricky. I like to display student academic work since I’m pretty sure that despite my extreme efforts most of the school thinks I am a glorified babysitter and all my students do all day is play on the iPads.

To display adorable work such as this in the hallway – I am a huge fan of the top-loading page trick. Tape a top-loading page to the wall and switch out the pages. Easy peasy 🙂

Download for free here: gingerbread poem. happy gingerbreading 🙂

2 Comments

  1. “I like to display student academic work since I’m pretty sure that despite my extreme efforts most of the school thinks I am a glorified babysitter and all my students do all day is play on the iPads.”

    THIS. I think this every time I choose something to hang in the hallway. I also have this uncontrollable urge to shove my detailed, purposeful and engaging lesson plans in each new persons face as they walk through the door….is this just me?

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  2. Haha. I love it! I do the same thing!!

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