We had a whole-group discussion comparing the characters in two different versions of The Gingerbread Man. We also discussed how authors tell new stories using the gingerbread man after reading The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School and Gingerbread Friends. On Thursday, the children decorated their own gingerbread person with Jenn and then told their own gingerbread story to Jenny.
Morning Class Gingerbread Stories
The gingerbread girl was first baked and then after she was baked she ran away. And after she ran away she met a bear; after the bear there was a big, giant wolf. And then she met a butcher, and then she met a fox. And then the fox said, “I cannot hear you, come closer.” And then he said, “I cannot hear you again, just come a little closer.” And then, beware gingerbread girl you are going to be eaten! “Then crawl up on my nose above the river.” And then in a snip and a snap, he ate the gingerbread girl.
Augustus’ Gingerbread Story
I like to eat him.
Daniel’s Gingerbread Story
He just went to a home with his mommy and daddy and then he went to school. When he’s done he just plays with his mommy and daddy. And then he went shopping, and he watched movies, and he just ate some dinner.
Finn’s Gingerbread Story
The police were trying to get the gingerbread man and he tripped. And then he went to jail and he broke out. Then his leg fell off and then he had to go to the doctors. And then a bear attacked him.
Gabriella’s Gingerbread Story
First, there was a little boy and a little girl who were baking a gingerbread girl. And then the gingerbread girl went out and runned and runned. And then a big fox came along and tried to kill the gingerbread girl to eat it up. And he smelled it and ate it all up and that’s the end of my story.
Jasper’s Gingerbread Story
One there was a gingerbread man who had a mustache that lived in a gingerbread house. He went for a walk and met a bear. The bear chases after him and he had a rocket pack. But the gingerbread man ran faster and faster. Then he met a wolf and the wolf chased after him because he wanted to eat him. And then he met a fox, but the fox didn’t get to eat him. The fox tried to chase after him but he couldn’t go any faster. Then he met all of the animals and then the chased after him and then he got eaten.
Justin’s Gingerbread Story
Once upon a time there was a gingerbread man. And he was baked, then he went out the door. And then he went and he met a bear. And then he met a wolf. Then we met a butcher. Then he met a fox. Then the fox said, “Come a little closer, I can’t hear you.” And he said, “Come a little closer, I can’t hear you again.” And then he was eaten.
Kobe’s Gingerbread Story
The Scream gingerbread guy does scary things and he does nice things too.
Leia’s Gingerbread Story
I put some icing on it and some sprinkles and that’s all I just put on – nothing else.
Luka’s Gingerbread Story
Once upon a time a girl baked a gingerbread man and he had ginger dinosaurs all over him. And then she opened the oven and he jumped out and he ran and met a bear. Then he met a Mr. Letter and he tried to run after him and the gingerbread man ran fastest, he was very fast. And then he met four sharks and the sharks met a girl and gave her the gingerbread man. The End.
Megan’s Gingerbread Story
My gingerbread woman got chased by a wolf and then she saw a bear. And so the bear ate her!
Nathan’s Gingerbread Story
The gingerbread boy went along but he had no friends and he wanted one. He goed and get a boy so he could play with him. The gingerbread boy went home and played with is toys with his friend, and he watned to watch TV with his friend too. He baked cookies with his friend and played toys with him, and play dough. The End.
Rayyan’s Gingerbread Story
First the gingerbread man met a woman then he ran away fast. Then he met a shark, then he met a fox. The gingerbread man came closer and he ate him. The End!
Tobias’ Gingerbread Story
I will eat my gingerbread boy.
Afternoon Class Gingerbread Stories
Once upon a time there was a gingerbread man and he was running and walking. He was made by a boy and a girl and he wanted to explore the boy and the girl’s house. And then he got bored. The End.
Avery’s Gingerbread Story
Once upon a time there was a gingerbread boy and he bumped his toe on a rock and then he wanted to go to the doctor and fix it. And then he loved his toe that it was all better. The End.
Elisha’s Gingerbread Story
My gingerbread man wanted to go to playschool but a rock hit his toe and then his toe fell off. He went to the doctor to fix it and the doctor put a little bandage and glue on it. Then the doctor went to his office and the gingerbread man went home. The End.
Finn’s Gingerbread Story
The gingerbread boy was singing a solo and the principal didn’t want him to sing it because it was too loud. And then he had to do something else. He decided to run. The End.
Kaliko’s Gingerbread Story
This gingerbread girl was made by two boys and one girl sister. And then when they were making her, the gingerbread cookie opened the door and she ran outside. And then she got caught by a fox and that’s the end.
Kinan’s Gingerbread Story
I put some glue here and some glue too here. First some eyes, then a mouth, then buttons. Then sprinkles. This is a gingerbread boy.
Lowyn’s Gingerbread Story
My gingerbread girl was trying to catch up to her parents and she went to her home with her parents and after she went to her home she wanted to go see Santa and she hurt herself at the mall where Santa was. But she hurt herself and she went to the doctor to fix herself. She went to the mall to go to a cookie store to get a cookie to eat at home.
Samantha’s Gingerbread Story
The gingerbread girl went past a boy and then her meet the boy. Then her snuggle him, and jumped and danced.
Seth’s Gingerbread Story
My gingerbread boy likes to walk and have his buttons on and have a smile. He goes camping with a friend. They go on a slide and they like to go on swings. And he likes to have his nose on.