Mrs. Schumacher's Class
First Grade
Clinton Avenue Elementary School
Port Jefferson Station, New York


For  several weeks our class read different versions of The Gingerbread Man.  Some of our activities included comparing and contrasting the different versions by the use of a Venn diagram.  Students graphed their favorite story version and characters.  The children made illustrations based on their graph responses. They retold the story through interactive writing and read poems through shared reading.  To culminate this unit the children iced gingerbread cookies and ate their favorite body part.  These results were then recorded on a class graph which was then transferred to an individual graph.  After completing the class graph, the students studied the results and created three questions for this project through interactive writing.  We recreated our class graph in Kid Pix.


Gingerbread Body Parts

1.  What was the most popular body part to be eaten?

body foot head


2.  How many heads were eaten?

12 11 10


3.  What was the least popular body part?

  foot body arm