Elementary Students Construct a Sweet Story

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John Quincy Adams Elementary students celebrated the holiday season with classmates and family during an interdisciplinary gingerbread project. Students in the school’s special needs self-contained class invited their parents to join them for a dual lesson in literary and gingerbread house construction. Reading The Gingerbread Man, a classic folk tale, students helped retell the story of a little gingerbread man and his adventures running through town. Meeting locals during his cookie journey, students repeated and recited key terms and phrases, engaging family members in their story. Students learned about the gingerbread man’s habitat, by later giving them the opportunity to build their own gingerbread home using their favorite Christmas’s candies. Laying a foundation of white icing, students created M&M windows, gumdrop doors and even fences with licorice landscapes.