Saturday, March 31, 2012

Camp Read-A-Lot and much more...

Next week is going to be a crazy one.  We have Camp Read-A-Lot, classroom speech contest, and conferences.  I am so thankful we have Friday and then the whole week off for spring break.  because I don't think I could make it 5 days with all that happening.

Camp Read-A-Lot is a week of literacy activities.  Some teachers go all out and bring in tents.  I don't go quite that far but we have picked the theme of FAIRY TALES!!  My partner and I wanted to do castles, because we have like a million boys, but I realized that just doing castles didn't leave us open to as many actual stories and our 2nd graders are struggling with various story elements and the 3rd graders are struggling with point of view.  So we changed to fairy tales.

So today I have a little sneak peak for you....I say little because I always procrastinate and I don't have everything done : /

Here is a look at my awesome door!  I picked Jack and the Beanstalk    after my teacher partner stole liked my Hansel and Gretel idea and wanted to use it for his door.  Monday I will be reading the book to discuss elements of a fairy tale and the kids will fill out this chart.

I got the idea from  and then tweaked it to fit my classes needs.  They will then fill out the chart for other stories they read or listen to at our 10 fairy tale centers during the week.

One of our centers for the week is a word building center.  I have been using Making Words with my 2nd graders. and Making Big Word with my 3rd graders for Word Work.

So I decided to create a fairy tale version.  I used the words Goldilocks, Rumpelstiltskin,  Wicked Witch, Fairy Tale, Beanstalk, and Gingerbread.  To make my own cards.  Students will try to make as many new words as they can from the letters in each of those words.  If you look at the cards and wicked witch is out of order because I did Hansel and Gretel and then I decided that they were too short. 
Fairt Tale Words

All the clip art comes from

Look out for more fairy tale ideas next week!


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