Vicky Milkins’s kindergartners paired with students in Kimberly Ogborn’s and Christine Capozzi’s grade 1 class today to create a better story for The Gingerbread Man as part of their monthly Book Buddies program.
The start the Book Buddies program, a grade 1 student, Emmett, read The Gingerbread Man.
Then each grade 1 student was partnered with a kindergartner. The pair brainstormed something else that could chase the Gingerbread Man – a robot, a lion, a girl, a cat etc… To get them thinking, students finished a sentence: “The Gingerbread Man is hard to catch. He ran away from ______.”
Each team illustrated and wrote their idea on large paper.
The students worked together to create a new version of the classic story.
Here are a few pictures from today’s Book Buddies: