Friday, June 21, 2013

Cinderella and pumpkins!!!


A great unit for October... we mixed tons of versions of Cinderella with non-fiction pumpkin books!!

We made a pumpkin patch by doing a glyph. The Fairy Godmother came in the middle of the
night and sprinkled them with a little bibbity bobbity boo... (glitter)

It made the perfect patch for Cindy!!
We wrote her letters and when she wrote us back...
she left us pumpkins to explore!

After reading Gail Gibons' book about
Pumpkins, we wrote our very own 
pumpkin book!!

This is Chandler's Growing Pumpkin book.
He was in the first grade.

Look how he has taken after Gail Gibbons-
he is labeling everything!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Snow White and Apples!

Snow White
September is the perfect time to do Snow White and learn all about apples!!

Each student has a fairy tale journal. We write to different characters and try to give them some Seven Habit help if needed or we praise them for the habits they used... of course the character writes each student back giving feedback and answering questions.

Students couldn't wait to write the Queen in Snow White....
They were a little hard on her... she wrote them back and sent them an apple.... mostly red, but with a little green!! :)
They  love coming in to see their letters!!

OH, NOOOOOOOOOO .... remember that apple was from the

Apples were never the same!! :)

When we wrote Snow White she sent us a bucket full of apples to bob!!!

We just love Fun-tastic Friday afternoons!!!!

Couldn't do September and apples without a little Johnny!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Peas Please?!

One of our fist fairy tales was The Princess and the Pea...

 Here are some of the things we did with it!!!

First we went on a secret mission to find out if our mothers were REAL princesses.... They were soooo excited!

They had to come up with a plan to hide the pea under their mother's mattress..... of course
I sent a secret emails to be ready to "whine" about how horrible they slept!!  The kids were
thrilled that it worked!!!

Since they were Real Princesses we had to make them a crown!!! We used green peas to decorate!!

 Then the mom's were presented with a certificate to prove they were a REAL princess...
and crowned!!

To tie in non-fiction... we learned all about peas and howthey grew... then we HAD to have a pea tasting party!!!

It was hard squeezing all those peas the night before
to get pea juice... :)



We made a book telling how each type of pea tasted!

 It was sooooo much fun!!! What a way to start the year.
Just for the record, William tried again,
and his mother turned out to be a REAL
princess after all.