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!