Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fairy Tale Fun!

Hi friends!  Wow... I've been so busy teaching my fairy tales unit that I haven't had a chance to blog and share with you all these past three weeks!  Where has September gone?  Sorry I've been MIA here on Sassy in Second!  
This is the first year in a LONG time I've taught fairy tales and I must say, I had a BLAST!  The kids loved it! 
Last year my second grade team and I had talked about putting together a fairy tale unit to try out this year.  It was a goal of mine to come up with activities that we all could use!  I've created a few packets you might like to have!  Click here if you'd like a free copy of... Jack and the Beanstalk Story Retell and Sequencing!  It is much like the Goldilocks and the Three Bears sequencing activity in my Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables for a Second Grade Classroom.  We all enjoyed using them and I hope you will also.  Check both of them out below.

For some math differentiation and additional practice with place value skills, I also created my...Big Bad Wolf Base Ten Tiered Math Tub!  If you like using tiered tubs then this might be one for you. 
This was a fun activity because we had used Jen Ross' (The Teacher's Cauldron) writing center activity for...Who is the Wolf?  The kids looked for fairy tales and fables that had a wolf as the villain in the story!  These tiered tubs have three levels using adorable pics from The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf!  Check out Jen's wolf writing activity from her Three Little Pigs Math and Literacy Centers!
I began to make my Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables for a Second Grade Classroom by looking at the CCSS for second grade.  I narrowed in on some focus standards and created this parent letter to kick off the unit.  I then created teaching webs to help with integration of other subjects.
Here are just a few of the amazing resources out there on the web!  Wow!!!  I've said it before and I'll say it again... new teachers starting today are so blessed to have so many teaching resources at their fingertips.  When I started teaching all we had were resource books and teacher supply stores!!!
Here are a few of the great links for you to use when teaching fables, fairy tales, or folktales!  

I decided to make a three week unit beginning with fairy tales and concluding with comparison of folktales from different cultures.  Check out what all is included! 
I hope you will consider teaching fairy tales no matter what grade you teach!  I learned from this unit that you can make your instruction meet the needs of all ages!  Thanks so much friends!-Yvonne :)


  1. ooh - wow! thanks so much for the awesome shout out! I'm so glad you like my packs! Definitely going to add yours to my end of the year fairy tales unit - thanks Yvonne!

  2. You are so welcome Jen! We LOVED all of your centers. They were great! Thanks!-Yvonne

  3. I love your fairytale goods! Nice job, here! Looks like something I can use in our 2nd grade class! Come visit me!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized

  4. Fabulous resources, Yvonne! Thanks so much for the Jack resource - it will go doen a treat with my ESL children (we started working on the story last week)


  5. This is AWWWE-SOME!!! These are great resources to add on to our units. Thanks a bunch! Your newest follower.
    -Ms. H. :)
    Live, Love, Laugh in 2nd Grade

  6. I'm so glad I subscribe to your blog!!! I just started a fairy tale unit with my 5th graders and they love it. Most of your ideas are too young for my kids but the resources you linked are incredible. Thank you! You should also check out Pinterest. I found a great anchor chart and other resources as well. Thanks for inspiring me to do even more!

  7. Thank you ladies! SO glad you can use these links/resources! :)-Yvonne

  8. Your Fairy Tale Fun really does look like great fun- thanks so much for sharing.

    Hope you have a chance to stop by and visit me at Granny Goes to School sometime this week.

    Granny Goes to School

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  10. Can you tell me which version of Jack and the Beanstalk you based your sequence on. My version is a little different and I would like to purchase the one that aligns with your activity.