March 30, 2013

Fairy Tale Fun & Freebies

April is right around the corner and I absolutely cannot believe it!   We still have so much to do and only about seven weeks to do it!  One thing on our agenda this time of year is Fairy Tales.  This is the time of year when we step away from our Scott Foresman Reading Series to teach Fairy Tales. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE teaching Fairy Tales because there are so many fun activities you can do with them, let’s face it some of those basal stories are B-O-R-I-N-G, sorry basal lovers. So here's a peek into our week where we  had nine kinds of fun with Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We read
                                                                    and a few others.

We compared and contrasted the original “Goldilocks” to “Beware or the Bears”
, this is one of my favorite fractured fairy tales.
We also read Goldie and the Three Hares which was a great selection since it was the week of Easter.

We worked on retelling the story.

A Pocket Chart/Station Activity-Sorting the Sounds of "ed"

We made porridge.........
and graphed who liked it and who didn't. Boy  was I amazed at how many students liked it! I guarantee if their moms would have given them oatmeal they would have said, YUCK NO WAY! ( I hear it all the time from my kids)   but call it porridge and Viola!!! (  I did throw in a little extra brown sugar. One of my students said "Mrs. Funk this reminds me of "OAKMEAL" and my TASTEBUGS like it.
Finally students used adjectives to describe their PORRIDGE. This is only a portion of the fun we had with Fairy Tales this week.  Check back next week for more fun and freebies. 

You can download a copy of the graph and describing porridge activity by clicking on the picture.

You can also check out more Fairy Tale Activities in my Fairy Tale Units on TPT. I have one for literacy that includes retelling cards for popular stories and one for math with 10 math stations.


I hope you all have a fantabulous Easter! I am looking forward to lots of fun with all kinds of family. I am sure my house will be busier than a first grade classroom this weekend and I'll love every minute of it!


Tiffany May said...

I LOVE this!! How precious (Oakmeal and Tastebugs)lolol. I just love first grade "made up" words. =) I love how your incorporating reading and math into this. So downloading. Thank you for sharing blogging buddy. Have a Happy Friday!


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