Happy ALMOST Friday, y’all! What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? I’ve seen so many people posting about snow days and crazy Arctic weather. But, here in North Texas… nothin’! It’s just cold enough to where we can’t go outside for recess, but not cold enough to make it worth staying inside! My friends are so ready to run around freely outside… crossing my fingers that happens tomorrow 🙂
We have managed to keep ourselves busy and entertained, thankfully. This week we have been comparing and contrasting traditional and contemporary fairy tales.
The first two days we read Cinderella and The Rough-Face Girl. After reading and discussing, my students used this Venn Diagram flapbook to compare the two characters.
Then, some of the students chose to make a Cinderella portrait…
While others made the Rough-Face Girl.
Some of them are quite the little artists!
On the third day we read Cindy Ellen. Writing to the stepsisters is always a favorite activity of my students!
Then, today we switched over to the Little Red Riding Hood.
After reading the fairy tale, my students wrote about the beginning, middle, and end of the story on index cards and made a little wolf to top it all off. Open House is in a couple of weeks, so we are trying to make everything look presentable 🙂
Tomorrow we will read Lon Po Po to compare to LRRH! I absolutely LOVE reading fairy tales and wish we had time for more!!! What are some of your favorites?
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Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!!! We are so excited for ROCK YOUR SCHOOL!! Make sure you follow along at @getyourteachon and if you are participating make sure to the the hashtags: #getyourteachon & #rockyourschool 💙💚💓🧡💜. And yes, I chopped off a boat load of hair!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like @teachin_gal has her kiddos all ready for place value!!! #magicofmath ・・・ Ready to dive into place value tomorrow! Printing anything on @astrobrights makes me happy 😍 bit.ly/2ndMoMUnit1... See MoreSee Less
Directed Drawing Tip: Have students draw on half sheets of paper, index cards, or something similar. Then they don’t take up quite as much space. In this pic, my students worked together to retell the story, then we added both of their drawings to the display!