Monday, February 28, 2011

The Gingerbread Man

We read another version of The Gingerbread Man today. Mrs N explained that it's a very old story that has been retold many times and it was first published in 1875, which is 136 years ago! The version we read today was by Jim Aylesworth. It was a little different to the story we read online last week. The Gingerbread Man was still chased by a little old woman, a cow and a pig, but he never tried to cross a river. The fox took him by surprise and ate him up, instead of tricking him as he crossed the river.

We're starting to learn about writing narratives. We learned that a narrative is a made-up story and is usually written to entertain us. The Gingerbread Man is a narrative and we've decided to write our own version of the story, but it's going to be set in our school. We wrote the opening paragraph of it today. It's going to be fun!

Our Monday Munchies food today was snow pea shoots and we LOVED them! Every single person in the class thought they were delicious and would definitely like to eat them again.

Some of the words we came up with to describe snow pea shoots were:
  • delicious
  • crunchy
  • green
  • fantastic
  • outstanding
  • healthy
  • nutritious
  • leafy
We'll be asking our mums and dads to get us some so we can put them in our sandwiches, add them to salads, or just eat them on their own!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N

1 comment:

  1. I saw your monochrome pictures today and they were all wonderful.
    I also saw Miss R`s Gingerbread house, I`m sure that you all enjoyed eating that, I wonder will Miss R make that for Julie when she has her birthday in September?
    Did you all enjoy watching the Tooth Fairy?
    From Mrs. M