Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Looking for the Gingerbread Man

At Mitchell, we love finding ways to incorporate technology into things we are already doing in class.  Just  a little change makes a big difference in engaging and exciting students.  This year, our kindergarten teachers decided to bring back an old tradition that had been tucked away for the last several years.  The teachers took their new students on a hunt for the Gingerbread Man.  They started by reading the story of the Gingerbread Man to the students.  Then each class traveled from place to place trying to catch up with him so they could have a tasty snack!  The problem was that he was just too fast!  The Gingerbread Man  left the kindergartners clues around the school about where to look for him.  This year, he got techie and left his clues in QR codes.  The teachers had to use their iPads to scan the code to get their clues.  The students were so excited to see the picture clues and figure out where to look next.  Along the way, the students got to tour the school and meet lots of teachers they will be seeing this year.  The students finally caught up with the Gingerbread Man in the lunchroom and got to have their snacks!

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