Each year our kindergarten team does a unit on fairytales. I love teaching with fairytales. There are so many ways to incorporate math, science, and social studies along with reading and writing.
This year we had so much going on at the end of the year that I did not have time for all of the activities I usually plan. The activities I ended up using mainly focused on comprehension and writing skills. I hope to post the math, science, and social studies activities in the future.
I like to put my students' writing and art projects together into a book. They love getting their books at the end of the unit. They are so excited to look through the work they've done, and share it with their friends (it's so sweet to watch them look through it with friends while they're waiting in the car line) and family.
After we read each story I have my students write about it. Then they create an art project to go with their writing.
http://hicks-thealphabetgarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/math-offices.html). The students chose whether they wanted to build their houses with hay, sticks (toothpicks) or bricks.
They created the main character from Little Red Riding Hood for this page of their book. I would like to create a Big, Bad Wolf and Granny pattern to go with it for next year's book.
For their Hansel and Gretel page they made a gingerbread house. They used foam pieces that I had bought at Michael's (they were super cheap after Christmas) and paper pieces that I cut using my
Cri-cut. This is another idea I
stole borrowed from Mrs. Hicks (http://hicks-thealphabetgarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/math-offices.html).
Up Next: Our Kindergarten Fairytale Ball