Well, I can't believe it. Christmas vacation is finally here! Every year, we have our kiddos earn gingerbread houses by mastering their addition facts. This year I forgot to bring my camera, but I have pictures from previous years that I can show you, so you can get the basic idea. Every time they make a 100 on a timed test, they get an item for the gingerbread house ( IE, +1's would be the plate, +2's the form, +3's the sides, + 4's the roof and so on....) We use the small milk cartons from the cafeteria for the form, and graham crackers for the sides and roof. We used to make our icing, but we finally got smart and started buying the ready-made icing. We have the students bring one can of icing and one item. It's great when everybody contributes! That way the teachers don't go broke. Here are a few pics from previous years:
Here is wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!