Friday, March 30, 2012

Three Bears' Breakfast & Fairy Tale Fun!

Yesterday was our annual "Three Bears' Breakfast" and we had so much fun!

After my hilarious pre-April Fool's Day joke yesterday, my students joined another 2nd grade class in the cafeteria for the breakfast.  We had an amazing spread of fresh fruit, OJ, toast, and (of course!) oatmeal.  We made sure it wasn't too hot or too cold, but juuuust right!

After the breakfast, we headed back to my room and I read them the story Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal which is a super cool Cinderella story that tells the story of Cinderella by weaving together Cinderella stories from around the world.  It's a must have for any fairy tale study!

Then we broke into groups of three and went on a fairy tale scavenger hunt around the school.  Each group got a card with 5 items on it and the items represented a fairy tale.  After gathering their items, they had to present them to their teacher and tell which fairy tale they stood for.  It was SO fun!  One of my groups got a teacher's shoe for one of their items (for Cinderella) and couldn't wait to come and show me their REAL shoe!  Another group, for Hansel and Gretel, got a real boy from a classroom!  :)

These girlies have a clock, rag, pumpkin, and a shoe... which fairy tale do they have?

It was super fun!

After that, each of us showed a different fairy tale movie and the kids got to pick which one they wanted to see.

We had a great day!

You can grab the scavenger hunt clues here!  And I have a few more free files on my classroom website, including the unit outline for the genre study!


  1. I have that EXACT book this would be a great way to use it!!! Thanks for the freebie this is PERFECT!

    Sparkles , Smiles, and Student Teaching

  2. This sounds like so much!! I wish I got to do a fairy tale unit!

    Apples and Papers

  3. This sounds so fun! I love all the Cinderella books, but I haven't seen this one so thanks for the suggestion. Can't wait to check it out!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  5. What a fabulous idea, I think these will be great fun for my Pre-K class. I like to read short stories without pictures and have the class tell me about the story without see pictures to coach them. The stories are so different from child to child! It's all about the interpretation! Thank you!

  6. That is awesome! The scavenger hunt especially sounds like so much fun!

  7. Thanks for sharing. Your classroom website is amazing. I'm so impressed. I would love have something like that.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

  8. This looks like such a fun idea!! I love your blog and am your newest follower :)

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  9. Great idea! I featured you on my blog as some of the best freebies around the web.

    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner


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