Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fairy Tale Photo Post...

We've launched the most ADORABLE 
Balanced-Literacy Fairy Tale Unit! 
I couldn't help myself...I had to post some photos from the first few days of our unit. 
I am splitting fairy tales up into two weeks (which will make for one LARGE unit) 

1. Princesses/Royalty (Cinderella, Rupunzel, etc...)
2. Folk Stories (3 Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Etc..)

Here are some PRINCESS/ROYALTY Sneak Peaks! 

Here is how we are keeping track of our fairy tale features. Each time we read a story we check it off here and in our fairy tale folders.

A follow up for shared writing: 
Writing Invitations for the Royal Ball 

Look at bottom left: She included a menu. LOL

After reading Cinderella and Sidney Rella, we made glass slippers and sneakers. Then, we decided  that we needed to have a "chat" with Ms. Cinderella. =) 

Shared Writing: We practiced writing summaries and identifying the most important parts. We negotiated these parts together and I was the scribe. 

Mapping the Royal Kingdom! 

Point of View: We ALWAYS think about the main characters...lets take some time to think about the other characters' points of view! 

 The Cinder-Stories we'll study. 

Rumpelstiltskin Math Activity! 
We graphed our names and compared them to the length of Rumpelstiltskin! 

I have had SO much fun creating these so far, and I'm only three days in! The unit will have much more balanced literacy packed in. 

Until then, 


  1. Mrs. Tabb
    You are A to the W to the E to the SOME. I love your unit! I can't wait until you post more pictures. I will definitely file this away for next year. I usually do a Three Little Pigs Study in November and your unit would be such a compliment! Thanks for sharing your creative and wonderful ideas!
    Ms. A
    Oceans of First Grade Fun

  2. I can't wait for you to post about your Fairy Tales Unit! It looks like a blast...I will definitely file this away for next year! You are FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing!

  3. How stinking cute! I agree I can't wait until I can get my hands on this unit. I will be definitely be doing this next year.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  4. Great stuff! Thank you for sharing your ideas AND posting pictures! I love to see units and lessons in action.

  5. thank you, dear blog friends!!! It's been SO much fun designing this unit!!! =)

  6. Oh my, I can't wait!!! Thanks for sharing all your WONDERFUL ideas!!!

  7. Oh my, I can't wait!!! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

  8. Wow- love this unit! I'll definitely be checking back in often for more 1st grade ideas.

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  9. Such cute ideas. I'm totally loving the Rumpelstiltskin name graph. And I was impressed that you had a student with an 11 letter name. I have 2 students with names that long, but being Hawaiian names they are definitely not as easy to pronounce as Christopher:)

    Can't wait to see the rest of the unit!

  10. This looks great! I cannot wait to see more :)

  11. I can't wait for this unit! The first four people that add me on "blogs that I follow" on their own personal blog will get dig for words / letters for free. Please leave a comment on my blog so I know that you added me.

  12. This is adorable! I love seeing your ideas. Also, you should check out the book "Cinder Edna" by Ellen Jackson. It is my favorite version of Cinderella.

    Keep up the great work!
    Adventures in Kindergarten

  13. I ordered a fairy tales unit and will be doing it next week. We still have 3 weeks of school left. I love the point of view part of this you added that I don't think is in the unit I purchased. Can't wait to see more pics.

  14. I just found your cute blog and downloaded some of your adorable stuff! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with those of us that aren't quite so creative!! :)

  15. Thank you so much!

  16. WOW, this unit is AWESOME!!! I can't believe I didn't know about your blog earlier. I am now a loyal follower!

  17. Great Idea! can't wait to try it.

  18. Great Ideas! Can't wait to try.