Thursday, December 13, 2018

Creating and Building Digital Gingerbread Houses With Our 2nd Graders & Buncee!

Our 2nd graders at Van Meter have kicked off a super fun holiday project! 
After brainstorming with the 2nd grade team of Staci Braun, Tracy Ferguson and Megan Warwick, on what their classes could do as part of the Gingerbread STEM Community and Makerspace Global Project, we decided to have our students create digital gingerbread houses and people to share globally with others around the world and within our community. 
Since these gingerbread projects were going to be digital, we wanted our students to have voice and choice, just as they would working with baking and art materials.  
We created a Padlet, Our Buncee #GingerbreadSTEM Project, and had them add their ideas to this throughout the week.   
We then sent it to Buncee so they could see all of the things the 2nd graders wanted to decorate their gingerbread houses with and make sure the different materials were turned into stickers, animations, backgrounds and more in Buncee for the kids to use as they created their own.
 I just love how they added all of their favorite things!
On Tuesday, we invited our friends at Buncee to Skype into Van Meter with our 2nd graders to talk about these and to share how to create amazing gingerbread Buncee's too! 
 We loved watching Joel create the most beautiful and fun....
 Gingerbread Houses with all kinds of candy, cookies and even....
...a picture of themselves on a lollipop stick! 

Take a look at all of the choices they were looking at as they created their Buncee....

We can even choose this Build Your Own Gingerbread House template to share with all of our students as they...
 ...pick out the different elements and individualize it with special little touches, just as they brainstormed in their Padlet.
There are lots of wonderful holiday background to pick from too.....ginberbread, snow, winter, holidays and...
lots of others colors, designs and scenery to make their Buncee's special and unique.
This coming Monday, our 2nd graders will start creating their #GingerbreadSTEM Buncee!  They will be adding them to this Buncee Board, so please follow it here.

We can't wait to see the amazing gingerbread projects they will be creating and to share them with all of you.  And of course, we can't wait to see what your students and community will create in Buncee too! 

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