Kindergarten classes have been reading the many versions of the classic Gingerbread Man stories in their classroom. In LMC, we read The Library Gingerbread Man, and The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Linda Murray, which is a Monarch nominated title this year. In that twisted version of the classic story, the gingerbread man, rather than running away, is running through the school, room by room, trying to find the class that baked him. We decided to make our own version with the gingerbread man loose in Patton school. First, each student took a photo with the iPad in either the art room, gym, music room, nurses office, principal's office or the lunchroom. The using the iPad app Explain Everything, students cut out a gingerbread man sticker so it appears on their photo, and then recorded the refrain from the book, "I am in the (_____room) and I want to get back to my class. I'll run and I'll run as fast as I can, I can catch them, I'm their gingerbread man!" The finished project is a video book. Enjoy their work below:
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.