Friday, September 6, 2013

Feel Good Friday

Hi everyone :)

This weeks Feel Good Friday is inspired by what we’re doing for writing in our classroom.  Amazingly (or not so amazing if you know children these days) there are very few kids in my class that actually know the traditional fairy tales.  I can remember Mum reading all of them to us when we were little girls and Little Red Riding Hood was one of my favourites!

I’ve been talking to my kids about Little Red Riding Hood and we’ve been looking at the characters in the story to write character descriptions.  We’ve been discussing the ‘villain’ in the story aka The Big Bad Wolf and it’s really inspired my kids to write!

They love the wolf… they love that he’s ‘sneaky and clever’… they love that he’s got so many descriptions that they can elaborate on… and they love all the new vocabulary they are using like ‘evil’ and ‘stalking’ and ‘shadowy’… typical kids!

So here’s what I’ve come up with for this weeks layout:week 36 - wolves copy

After work yesterday, Chris and I were discussing how great books are for promoting our language programmes at school.  Her class have been reading Roald Dahl’s BFG and they’ve made gorgeous dream jars and the boys in particular are really getting into writing narratives!

As we were talking the ideas started flowing… which totally proves the theory that two heads are better than one!  We started discussing looking at the story from the ‘other side’ and after a little bit of internet searching I found a series of books that I just had to get!

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I ordered all four books through Fishpond along with this one as well:

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Super impressed with their prices!  All five books (including shipping) for $46.39 (NZ dollars)

They’re going to be delivered somewhere between Sept 16 – Oct 2… I’m hoping that it’s closer to the 16th so that I’ll have them before the end of the term.

I can see my boys loving the ‘villain’ ending up being the good guy… it will probably blow their minds!

Have a great Friday everyone xx

2 comments:

  1. I love all the "old" fairy tales too and it is sad that kids these days don't know them like we did. Those new books of yours sound like a lot of fun. :)

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    1. My other favourite was Snow White and Rose Red... especially since I looked like Rose Red and my sister looked like Snow White LOL

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