0413 Fairy Tale
Mary Ella Hatfi eld, Ireland Pavlov, Victoria Gibbs, Alana Sankey
Second grade teachers at Deer Valley Elementary recently launched a fairy tale unit to make the common core of language arts learning fun.
The entire unit culminated with a grade level Fairy Tale Ball. Students dressed in character and brought in snacks, such as Three Little Pigs in a Blanket, Rapunzel’s twisted hair ropes (braided fruit roll-ups), and magic wands made of fruit and cheese on a stick, to share with their friends. After eating their snacks, students gathered in the gym, where Little Red Riding Hood, Assistant Principal Ami Weems, led the children in the “Electric Slide,” the “Chicken Dance” and other favorites.
Jackson Mitchell and Jalia Stewart agree their favorite part of the unit was getting to come to school in costume. Students in Lynne Lindsey’s second grade enjoyed the snacks while students from Lindsay Nichols’ class agreed that dancing at the ball was the best part.
Teachers agreed that making the common core standards come alive for their students was the best part of teaching and learning during the fairy tale unit.