This week we kicked off our Fairy Tale unit! We spent the whole week reading all different versions of The Three Little Pigs.
Before we started reading, we gathered our background knowledge of fairy tales and learned about the story elements of a fairytale:
After reading each story, we went over the characters, setting, problem, solution, and ending. We then compared all the different versions and talked about what was the same and different. Each day, I challenged the students to work in a group to complete a different pig house; sticks, straws, and then bricks. This led to great exploration and conversation about the difference between 2D and 3D shapes, as well as sturdy vs. flimsy materials. It also was a great lesson in perseverance. This knowledge of materials will come in handy next week when the students plan and build a house that will withstand the Big Bad Wolf :)
On Thursday we celebrated Dr. Seuss Day! We kicked off our afternoon with some very special mystery readers... our siblings! They all came in and read to a small group. After, we read Cat in the Hat, did a directed drawing, and wrote about what we would do if the Cat in the Hat came to our house. It was a fun day!
Next week we will diver deeper into The Three Little Pigs as well as shapes.