Gingerbread building helps kindergartners learn about community

Kindergartners in Ms. Haney's class at Hall Fletcher Elementary School are learning about communities by building their own gingerbread community. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Most of us are well aware gingerbread houses are very popular this time of year, but what about gingerbread communities?

Kindergartners in Ms. Haney's class at Hall Fletcher Elementary School are learning about communities.

Each student built a gingerbread house which represented businesses, churches, and schools along Haywood Road in West Asheville.

The art activity is a great way for children to see how businesses and neighborhoods work together. The project also teaches kids about goods and services, and wants and needs.

Officer Gall with Asheville Police Department also stopped by to explain what police officers do and how they protect a community.

Ms. Haney's class also Skyped with other schools in Kansas and California. They'll create their own communities and then compare the two.

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