This was a fun week in K-1! This week, we read Fairy Tales. I read several stories and we were also able to watch those same stories on the smart board! My students really got into this unit. I like to read the classics along with other versions of each story. For example, we read “Three Little Pigs” the original version, the version were two of the pigs spend their money on potato chips and sody pop (therefore they only have enough money to build their out of straw and sticks), and a graphic novel version where the pigs come out of the story. We also read and watched “The True story of the Three Little Pigs” as told by A. wolf! This one was a hit.
This week we also read and watched several versions of Little Red Ridding hood, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We had a lot of fun writing about these stories this week. I was guilty of doing a writing prompt on Friday of this week, “Write about which story was you favorite”. I am trying not to do so many writing prompts. But I found that the students wrote about these fairy tales everyday anyway. They really enjoyed them and wanted to write all about their favorite parts.
I have really enjoyed seeing my students grow as writers this year. They are becoming so confident in their writing and actually WANT to write. We do our CAFE/Story time before MTSS and lunch followed by writing. They often ask to skip MTSS groups so that they can write.