Tuesday, December 6, 2016

1st Grade Fairy Tale

Princes and princesses of 1st grade have been royally enjoying exploring the elements of fairy tales. We discussed how fairy tales are made up stories that usually have magical elements and often contain the number 3 or 7.   Klipfel & Kids along with Mrs. Higgins' Class, Mrs. Scharffenberg and Mrs. Thomson's class were inspired to write our very own group fairy tale. We began with a collective brainstorming session to discuss possible story elements.
After coming up with some magical ideas, possible settings and even potential characters, each class had to determine which part of the fairy tale they would write. Here is how we broke the story into parts: The Beginning, Middle (two classes will write this) and End.
Klipfel & Kids rolled the dice and landed on the middle, meaning we are responsible for writing about the main events and problem in our first grade fairy tale. 
We are anxiously waiting for Mrs. Higgins' class to write the beginning so then we can get started.  Once each class writes one part of the story we will then digitally illustrate the story and create a digital book.  This really is one collaborative project! Stay tuned for our first grade fairy tale coming to an iPad near you soon.

First Grade Common Core Standard for Writing - W.1.6. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

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