"What is a Fairy Tale?"
"A Fairy Tale is a make-believe story that has...
-a special beginning
-a special ending
We talked about what a "character" is and then jumped into reading Jack and the Beanstalk. The kids were super excited to point out things from our list that they noticed in the story. At the end of the story I went to put the book back on the shelf and we saw that the Giant had left us a note!
Note to self: Make the footprint MUCH bigger next time! I had some sneaky kids come up to measure my foot and one of them said "Hey, the giant's foot is the same size as yours!" oops.
The next day we read another version of Jack and the Beanstalk. The kids started comparing the second version to the first one we read without any prompting! I have a bunch of smarties :)
Then I gave the kids some "magic beans" to plant! We asked the parents to donate 2 liter bottles. I cut them in half (almost) but left about an inch still connected. This keeps the top half from falling off over and over again. Then they planted their magic beans and decorated a label for their bottle.
I printed off these cute covers for their bean journals. Thank you to Christie at First Grade Fever for the journal covers!
Primary Perspective for the awesome idea! The kids wrote out their favorite part of the story then illustrated it on the back of the leaf. Here's how ours turned out.
Our hallway is TOTALLY covered with projects and work the kids have done. Next up: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Princess and the Frog and the Three Little Pigs. More to come tomorrow! Have a WONDERFUL week friends :)