Third Graders Create Piece for Gingerbread Extravaganza

Each year, with the curricular focus on Jacksonville history, third grade selects a historical landmark to construct out of gingerbread and candies for the Jacksonville Historical Society’s Gingerbread Extravaganza. This year, students recreated the small mission chapel of Our Lady of Le Leche in St. Augustine. It was here on this property that Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez landed and dedicated the site to God.

Alongside art teacher Mrs. Bebe students worked in small groups to lay the foundation and add detail with all edible materials. Third graders were proud to add as their finishing touch the ‘masked’ gingerbread visitors who tour the shrine each day. The house will be on display at Old St. Andrew’s Church from December 1-27.