It was all about fairy tales and adventures with princes and princesses before Christmas vacation for third grade students!
Students were asked to read several fairy tales or adventure stories throughout one week. Then, they chose one story to write a three-to-five paragraph summary on and presented – or showcased – it to their peers. The summaries included the story’s plot, setting, characters, problem, and resolution.
To celebrate what they learned during their fairy tale and adventure reading, all of the classes had a “Winter Prince and Princess Party” complete with songs, games, a snowflake dance, art project, talent show, and a movie!
Students could even play a round of Tic-Tac-Toe and “win” the game if they read at least three fairy tales.
These are the books teachers recommended for the students to read: The Little Mermaid, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (If students could name all of the dwarfs, they got extra credit.), Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Cinderella, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, The Princess and the Pea, The Frog Prince, and The Nutcracker.
It looks like our third grade students got quite creative with their presentations!
The pictures below show our students presenting their summaries, engaged students listening to their classmates’ summaries, and a student in-class talent show. The kids were respectful and active listeners, and third grade teacher Ms. Lana says she is so proud of them!