Wednesday, May 09, 2012

once upon a time...

We're traveling to a land far, far away this week to live in fairy tales!  And personally, I love it.  As do my 5 little girls.  The 10 boys in my class weren't exactly enthused but I think they've found that playing pretend isn't just for girls.

We started the week with a general study of fairy tales.  I love Abby's anchor chart of the elements in a fairy tale.  She also has some awesome ideas if you're looking for new ways to explore your favorite stories.
We also made crowns and magic wands to become royalty ourselves.

Yesterday we looked at the 3 Little Pigs and compared the original story to The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.  They wrote about whether they believed the pigs or the wolf's story.

We explored the concept of magic and brainstormed stories with magical elements then wrote about what we would do if we had magic fairy dust.  Guess which is the typical boy answer & the typical girl answer.  ;)

Today we looked at Cinderella.  LaNesha's fairy tale unit also has Cinderella activities and I love how she's adapted the glass slipper for the boys.  We became fashion designers today {dream come true!} and had a decorating contest.

We also used LaNesha's venn diagram from Another Day in First Grade to compare The 3 Little Pigs to Cinderella.
{Then I realized that Mother's Day is this in only 2 school days we may be breaking from fairy tales tomorrow to get that together.  Ah!}  But then we have the Kindergarten Ball on Friday.  You got that right!  Flower girl dresses, little boys in vests and ties...ah-dorable.  Haven't decided yet what I'm going to wear.  Prom dress?  Bridesmaids dress?  Decisions, decisions...but dressing up either way!  :)


  1. Adorable! We are tackling Fairy Tales as the last week of school/hurrah/fun times! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  2. When I read about the shoe he/she made for you, I thought it was so cute that they thought you were going to a ball with your kids and then I read the rest of your post - you ARE going to a ball with your kids. That should be precious! I love it.

  3. The Kindergarten Ball sounds like so much fun!!! What a great way to celebrate fairytales!

  4. Oooo I'm putting this in the plans for next year! XOXO


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  5. I love the idea of the ball! What a perfect tie-in! So Cinderella-esque.

    The Second Grade Superkids

  6. You have the most ADORABLE posts!! Oh my goodness...your kids will never forget you:)


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