Mrs. Paster's Kindergarten Class
Boyle Road Elementary School
Port Jefferson Station, New York

Gingerbread Baby

We read Jan Brett�s Gingerbread Baby. We painted a mural of a gingerbread house. We colored, cut and pasted various candies on the mural. The children created their own patterns of the candy.
The internet project was done with the Kid Pix software where they learned how to use the different tools. We created our gingerbread house using this software. The children placed various pictures and created illustrations of various houses for the gingerbread baby in the story. They sang songs and read poems about the gingerbread man. They also wrote their names on the illustrations with the software.
They made a gingerbread house with their parents at our holiday party in the school cafeteria. We then went back to our classroom where the children wrote about their experiences making the gingerbread houses. The class also created a large gingerbread house, which was donated to the Veterans Home on the campus of Stony Brook University Hospital. The gift to the Veterans Home was accompanied by a letter from the children, which was written and colorfully illustrated by the class.
 I expect that we will continue to use Kid Pix with other projects during the remainder of the school year.


� Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Frosty Readers 2005