Third through 6th-grade students in Ms. Olson's Special Education classes have been working hard building and trying to sell homes...gingerbread homes that is.
Students did a lesson on adjectives. Their job was to brainstorm how to build a gingerbread house, build that house, then create a sale advertisement using adjectives.
Students even looked at real home listings to get an idea of what kind of adjectives realtors use.
Ms. Olson says the planning aspect of the project helps with their executive function skills - the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.
Olson says students took the project seriously and you can tell so by reading their listings for their homes.
One listing stated "You have to see this house. This home is a spacious two-story house with red decorative bushes and a candy cane door." Another one read, "Beautiful move-in ready home. This home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Marshmallow tiled roofing and elf cereal bricks."
Staff will get to vote on which house had the most enticing for sale advertisement. The winner will get a prize!