Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fairy Tales!

This is our first week without our basal this year, so we are living it up with all things fun and fancy! We have been reviewing quite a bit of our reading strategies through our fairy tale unit.

We read Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall. The kiddos always giggle with this book! It is just too fun. After reading, the kiddos summarized the story on index cards.


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While I was out yesterday for doctor’s appointments on our angel baby, the kiddos wrote about the problem and solution in The Three Little Pigs by James Marshall.


Today, we read Red Riding Hood by James Marshall and Lon Po Po by Ed Young. The kiddos compared the two stories using a venn diagram.

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You can download these craftivities for free {here}.

Friday, we will discuss which fairy tale was our favorite and create a class graph.

We also reviewed prefixes this past week with these flowers from my Measure On unit. I had each kiddo choose four words for the prefixes un and re. They had to choose two of their words and use them in a sentence.

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I don’t know about you all, but I am always looking for something fun and engaging for my students to do once they have completed their main work. With the summer fever coming on, I wanted something that was going to keep them working, quiet, and learning! I introduced our dessert tubs last week and my kiddos just cannot get enough of them!

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Once my students have completed their work, they choose a dessert from our dessert menu and take it to their seat to complete independently.

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I added a few more activities this week and their favorite is the Frosted Facts word problems! They love finding the matching QR answer for each problem!

Dessert-1-2 You can find these dessert activities plus many more {here}.



  1. Everything looks so fun and cute... don't know how you have the energy to still be so fantastic!!!

  2. When did you start making those bundles of cuteness!? LOVE that idea!

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