As the holidays draw closer, Washington Primary School students have increasingly been getting into the spirit of the season.
Washington’s gingerbread project combined literacy and creativity into a single “wonderful experience,” Principal Michelle Richards said. “The kindergarten classes at Washington Primary spent the week celebrating all things gingerbread!”
Gingerbread house history dates back more than 1,000 years to Europe. “A gingerbread house is a novelty confectionery shaped like a building that is made of cookie dough and cut and backed into appropriate components like walls and roofing,” states an online resource. “The usual material is crisp ginger biscuit made of gingerbread – the ginger nut.”
The Washington kindergarteners read several versions of the well-known folk tale, “The Gingerbread Man,” comparing and contrasting the stories. “The students explored the characters and settings of the various books and even did some gingerbread writing,” Dr. Richard said.
As a culmination to their busy week, the kindergarteners made their own gingerbread houses. “Each family provided their child with frosting and candy decorations,” Dr. Richards explained. “The individual houses were both unique and adorable! It was a wonderful experience for all!”
Washington, like all of its sister schools in Huntington UFSD tries its best to cater to its students, giving them a little bit of everything as faculty members strive to provide as broad-based of a program as possible.