Monday, January 6, 2014

Gingerbread house maths

Teacher received a gorgeous Gingerbread cake from Sticky Bakes café in Oranmore when they heard that we will be doing a play about Hansel and Gretel.
Imagine our surprise when we saw it for the first time!
After looking at it and admiring it for a while, we began to examine it more closely.
We found rectangular roof tiles and circular walls.
We found triangles, and patterns in the buttons and jelly tots.
We noticed that the door was a gingerbread rectangle and that the snowman was made from spheres, and was standing beside jelly beans that were in the shape of ovals.
We think that the chimney is a cylinder or perhaps a cube.
Santa had even visited the gingerbread house and he had brought presents with him.  We wondered what could be inside the cube and cuboid shaped presents?
We could even spot a few cone shaped bushes beside Santa.
This gingerbread house IS AMAZING!
Thank you so much Sticky Bakes.
Keep an eye out for all the learning we will do based on the story of Hansel and Gretel and based on the gingerbread house which you gave to us.

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