We learned about how our brains control our bodies and our senses, complete with brain hats, which we labeled. Bringing a whole new meaning to "putting on our thinking caps"!
Just so you all know how the story ends, our Gingerbread Man was returned to us! After seeing one of our flyers, Mrs. Ryan found him on campus and returned him to our room the next day! Whew!!! We're keeping a close eye on him, and so far, he has stayed put safely in our classroom since then!
This experience got us thinking about how we could keep Gingerbread kids from escaping, so we engaged in Project Based Learning to design and build Gingerbread Man Traps! Mrs. O'Daniel even came by to see us at work, and was super impressed with all of our creative problem solvers!
When we got back from Specials today, the kids noticed that our Gingerbread Man was missing from our classroom! He is so sneaky and must have escaped when we were out of the room! (He does this every year, it seems.) We made "Missing" flyers and posted them all over the campus. Along the way, we asked different school community members if they had seen him. Mr. Watson really had us worried, because he said that he had a cookie for lunch! Luckily, it wasn't a gingerbread cookie. Whew! Our Art Teacher, Mrs. Maher was just as shocked and worried as we are when we posted a flyer on the Art Room door. Ms. Sullivan in the cafeteria had not seen him, and neither had Mrs. Burke in the front office. However, Mrs. Simmons' 5th grade class all said that they had seen him, and we were sure we could smell him in the air as we searched! He's probably just having another adventure around the school. We sure hope someone finds and returns him soon!