Friday, May 14, 2010

Fairy Tale Fridays

     Okay yes, I know Friday is almost over but I have had a very busy day!  Not quite a Cinderella kinda day but busy.  I didn't get home until after seven and my first assignment was to finish Three Wishes so I can give it back to my friend, Tina.  I can cross it off my list-check. 
     Tif at Tif Talks Books hosts Fairy Tale Fridaysand she wrote about Three Billy Goats Gruff, one of my very favorite tales.  She talks about how that story just begs to be read aloud and I agree.  My son-you know, the 15-yr-old, when he was little, loved acting out that very tale at a nearby park that happens to have a wooden bridge over part of the playground.  He would giggle uncontrollably as we traipsed over the bridge taking turns as the troll.  Oh, the good old days when he was easily amused!!
     My fairy tale project with second graders is winding down with several dramatic re-enactments of Little Red Riding Hood talking place in the library this week.  We have two more stories to cover from There's a Wolf at the Door but I do plan on fitting in Three Billy Goats Gruff at the tail end.  Acting them out I think, has really helped students remember the sequence of events.  I don't have a favorite version of this and I think that is because I prefer one that you might find in a big, old, dusty fairy tale book.  I did find this toe-tapping, hip hop video...too bad I can't show it to students.  They would love it.



NatalieSap said...

I really need to start participating in Fairy Tale Friday before the school year ends! I've been doing a readers' theatre of Jack and the Beanstalk with a third grade class, and they are loving it. Little Red Riding Hood sounds like it would be a blast too! And if you can believe it, I don't know the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff - lucky for me, a first grade class will be performing it for the school next week. :)

Tif Sweeney said...

LOL!!! That video cracked me up!! I loved the bling on the middle goat!! :) And, I love that you actually had a bridge to act this one out on!! That is awesome!!! Such great memories for this story!! :)