A Sweet Way to Learn at Northwest

To celebrate the holidays in a fun and tasty way, students at Northwest Elementary School made gingerbread houses on Dec. 15.

First-grade teacher Rebecca Feehan, second-grade teacher Dana Herz and third-grade teacher Christine Hoffman gathered their students together for a morning of construction and creativity. Children wrapped small milk cartons in tin foil, added frosting and covered them in graham crackers before decorating their houses with an assortment of candy, marshmallows and other sweet treats.

The activity, which fostered socialization and listening skills, was the culmination of a gingerbread unit. Students read books about the Gingerbread Man and studied the literacy elements of each story. They were able to take their completed gingerbread houses home to share with their families.