Our communication and language focus for the next two weeks is the story, ‘The Gingerbread Man.’
We looked at the front cover of the book before I read the story, I ask, “What can you see?” #sh says, “Gin gin man.” I say, “Yes, it’s the gingerbread man, well done.”
I as I read the second to last page, I ask, “Where is the gingerbread man?” #ld says, “Outside.” I say, “Outside by the river but I can’t see him.” #sh rubs her tummy and points to the fox saying, “Tummy.” #lha rubs her finger over the tummy of the fox. I say, “Look, at the fox, what’s he doing?” #sh tells me, “Hungry!” I said, “He does look hungry doesn’t he, he’s licking his lips but where is the gingerbread man?”
#srw really persisted when cutting the gingerbread people out of the dough – at first she said, “I can’t do it.” I said, “I think you can. Press the cutter down, lift it up and you’ll see.” She managed to cut out a gingerbread man and brought over a baking tray then put the gingerbread man on it, saying, “He goes here.” She continued to cut more gingerbread figures out and says, “Press and take it off.” She lines each of her gingerbread people on the tray and I suggest counting them, #srw counts aloud 1-10 as I point to each one.
#erc rolls up tiny balls of play dough and adds them to the gingerbread men, she says “Here’s his buttons, 1, 2, 3.”
When looking at the book with afternoon Pre-Nursery, Miss Faram asks, “Who is that?” as she points to the front cover. #erc replies, “The gingerbread man!” I ask, “How do you know it’s the gingerbread man?” #erc tells me, “The lady and the man baked him in the oven.”
#erc comments that the oven tray in the book is “Sparkly.” #ane says, “Gin gin.”
As Miss Faram reads, #erc used the refrain, “You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.” She also said the boy in the story had “Ginger hair.” #erc said, “They’re running” when we reached the page with the people chasing the gingerbread man.
#alr was said, “Horsey” and “Moo” when she saw the horse and the cow.
Again, when we reach the end, Mis Faram poses the question, “Where’s the gingerbread man gone? What’s happened to him?” #erc says, “He (fox) eat him up!”
We then talk about what the gingerbread man looks like and I ask “What would your gingerbread look like?” #erc says, “A girl one.” I ask, “What would make it a ‘girl one’?” She replies, “Two eyes, a mouth, toes.” I ask, “What else would she have?” #erc tells me, “Legs.” I say, “What could she wear?” #erc tells me, “A hat and scarf.”