Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fantastic Fairy Tale Giveaway!


Wow - I can't believe I have over 300 followers!  I am so grateful for every single one of you, and I LOVE reading all of your blogs too! 

On to the interesting part - the giveaway!



The very talented Brooke Perry from Primary Perspective has agreed to give a copy of her brand-new Fairy Tale Unit to one of my followers!  We will be doing a Fairy Tale unit soon, so I bought a copy last night right after she posted it to TPT.  I am so glad that I did!  It is 48 pages of fun activities that both you and your students will love!

You can have up to 3 chances to win.  Please leave a separate comment for each of these and leave your email address! 
1. Follow Brooke's blog, Primary Perspective, and leave a comment here telling me that you do.
2. Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me that you do.
3. Leave a comment sharing something that you do when teaching Fairy Tales.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, April 10 at 7pm.  Good luck!

144 comments:

Amanda said...

I love your new layout! Very cute! I follow your blog!

Amanda said...

I also follow Brooke's blog!

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Mrs. Magee said...

I follow your blog! :)

Mrs. Magee said...

I follow Brooke's blog too! :)

Mrs. Harris said...

I follow your blog!

Mrs. Harris said...

I follow her blog!

Mrs. Magee said...

When I teach about fairy tales I usually read a LOT of versions of Cinderella. We compare and contrast the books, write book reviews, and act out different versions. Sometimes we evem write our own version!

Mrs. Harris said...

I LOVE teaching fractured fairytales. Last year we wrote our own fractured fairytale readers theatre. During centers - my center was the writing. As a class we voted on which fairy tale we wanted to base ours off of, then each group I met with wrote a scene - the scene they wrote they acted in - so everyone got a part! It was the funniest, most creative thing we did all year. They came up with some of the funniest things to put in their scripts! We ended up doing Alice in Wonderland and at one point - we started talking about "White Castle" instead of the the White Queen's Castle.. It was great! I can't wait to do it again :)

Amanda said...

I'm going to post my fairy tale idea when I post my giveaway winner tonight! I'll share here first though! :) When I taught first graders at summer school, I paired the magic e rule with my fairy tale unit. I created a magic wand out of a star and a sentence strip to show how short vowels were magically changed once the e was added. It's kind of hard to explain, so check out my blog later tonight for a visual!

Amanda
http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

Erica Bohrer said...

I follow Brooke's blog.
Erica Bohrer's First Grade

Erica Bohrer said...

I follow your blog. I love the new look btw!

Erica Bohrer's First Grade

Erica Bohrer said...

I like to have my students write letters to the characters as in The Jolly Postman. I just posted my letter writing unit last night.
Erica Bohrer's First Grade

Cindy said...

I follow Brooke's blog! :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I follow your blog! :o)

Cindy
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Sandra Guntorius said...

I follow your blog.

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Becki said...

I follow your blog.

Becki said...

I'm a follow on Primary Perspective.

Becki said...

When we study fairy tales, we make a flip book of the characteristics of fairy tales and a graphic organizer comparing the tales.

Courtney said...

I follow you blog.

Courtney said...

I follow Primary Perspective.

Courtney said...

When I teach fairy tales, I use graphic organizers to compare different elements of the story like setting, problem, and characters.

Tanya said...

I already follow your blog.

Tanya
http://firstgradeisfantabulous.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

I already follow Primary Perspective.

Tanya
http://firstgradeisfantabulous.blogspot.com

Janine said...

I follow Brooke over at Primary Perspective.

Janine said...

I follow your blog.

Janine said...

I have my students make a pocket book with pockets for each fairy tale that we study. All of the work and activities that we do for each tale is placed in their own pocket. It is an ongoing book that is made throughout the year. At the end of the year, we bind each book and they take it home with them. I grade each pocket as we finish them.

Mrs. Saoud said...

I follow your blog!

Cheryl
Primary Graffiti

Mrs. Saoud said...

I follow primary perspective's blog.

Cheryl
Primary Graffiti

Heather said...

I follow Primary Perspective's blog.
Heather

Heather said...

I follow your blog also!

Mrs. Saoud said...

Kids are so familiar with fairy tales and love readers theater. One twist, the kids create an alternate ending. My students enjoy changing the classics and allowing the audience to choose which ending they would like to see performed.


Primary Graffiti

Ms.M said...

I follow your blog.

Ms. M
www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

Ms.M said...

I follow Brook's blog too.

Ms. M
www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

Ali said...

I follow Brooke's blog!

Ali said...

I follow your blog!

Mrs. Daniels First Grade said...

I already follow Brooke's blog.
Tammy Daniels
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Mrs. Daniels First Grade said...

I am a follower of yours too.
Tammy Daniels
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Jennyfer Murphine said...

I follow Brooke's blog - I have her unit sitting in my cart on TpT - I'll hold off and maybe I"ll win!

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Mrs. Daniels First Grade said...

I like to have my students write letters to the different Character as to how they could of handled their problem differently or even prevent it.
Tam118dans@gmail.com
Tammy Daniels

Jennyfer Murphine said...

I also follow your blog.

Jennyfer Murphine said...

I usually hold off teaching fairy tales until the end of the school year. One of my favorite writing projects is each student chooses a fairy tale character and writes about what that character would do on their summer vacation.

www.teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com

Renuka said...

I follow Brooke's blog.

Renuka said...

I am a follower of yours too.

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Renuka said...

I've only just started teaching...so this is pretty new to me, but there are so many fantastic ideas around. I'm thinking of doing some sort of fairy tale dress up day.

Angie said...

I follow Brooke's blog.

Angie said...

I follow your blog, too.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

I follow you!

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

I also follow Primary Perspective! You ladies are awesome!

Stephanie said...

I follow Mrs. Perry's Blog!

Stephanie

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog and I love your design!

Stephanie

Stephanie said...

When we study fairy tales in my classroom the children make a 3 Little Pigs mural and a 3 Bears mural.

Stephanie

MrsKellysKindergarten

jenkonz said...

I follow your blog! :)

Nicole said...

I'm now a follower of Primary Perspective!

Nicole said...

I follow your blog!

Nicole said...

When I teach fairy tales, we will read a bunch of similar and fractured fairy tales, then we will write our own. It's so fun to see the kids creativity!

Mrs. Fine said...

I'm a follower of your blog! :-)

Mrs. Fine said...

When I do Fairy Tales, we read funny fairy tale readers theater to other classes! :-)

Mrs. Fine said...

I follow Brooke at PP! :-)

Mechele said...

I follow your blog

Mechele said...

I now follow Primary Perspective

Rachelle said...

I follow your blog!!!!
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whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

Rachelle said...

I follow Primary Perspective!
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whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

Rachelle said...

We write our own fractured fairytales too!

We also make a puzzle from the story the 3 little pigs. I give them a blank sheet of paper that has a puzzle on it {just like a black line of a puzzle}. They draw a scene from the book and cut out the puzzle. Then, they do the puzzle with a friend! :)

Sass Class said...

I now follow your blog.

Sass Class said...

I have been a follower of Brooke's blog for a long time.

Shannon said...

I follow your blog and am super excited I found it when I did!

Shannon said...

I follow Brooke's blog and her Scribd page.

Shannon said...

Fairy Tales: we read all the stories of three (pigs, bears, kittens, and goats) and then write a twisted fairy tale. The first day they pick the three little good character animals, the big bad character animal, and what the good characters want to try to do. On the next day they write what the bad character does to try to stop the good characters. The third day the students write how they stop him and begin their illustrations for beginning, middle, and end. On the last day they all use their draft pieces to fill in a predictable book with all their information... and of course we share!

smorss99 said...

I am already a follower :) I love your blog!

Shannon
kinder-pond.blogspot.com
smorss99@gmail.com

smorss99 said...

For fairy tales...

We read all the different versions of The Gingerbread Man (the Baby, the Girl, the Boy, the Cowboy, the Cajun one) and we make a big character comparison chart. The kids love it!

Shannon
kinder-pond.blogspot.com
smorss99@gmail.com

theculbertsons05 said...

I follow Primary Perspective!

theculbertsons05 said...

I follow your blog!

JulieK said...

I follow your blog! Love the ideas you share.

JulieK said...

I follow Primary Perspective!

JulieK said...

When teaching fairytales, I like to teach point of view and have students rewrite the fairytales from the perspective of different characters.

grace said...

I follow your fun blog!

grace said...

I follow Brooke's blog too!

grace said...

I have not really taught Fairy Tales...but would love to! :)

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog. What a fantastic resource for fairy tales!

Stephanie

Stephanie said...

I also follow primary perspective!

Kinderglynn said...

Hi I love Brooke's Site and all her stuff. I follow her. She rocks!
donna
http://kinderglynn.blogspot.com/

Kinderglynn said...

I also follow your awesome blog. Congrats on 300 followers! You rock too. I love your counting change. I can't wait to use it in my classroom this week.
donna
http://kinderglynn.blogspot.com/

Kinderglynn said...

When I teach Fairy Tales, I love to compare and contrast them and also teach the kids about the number 3 and how it is "magical" in fairy tales. Then we go back and look and see how many of the fairy tales that we have read have something to do with the number 3.
Donna
http://kinderglynn.blogspot.com/

Chickadees said...

I follow your blog.
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Chickadees said...

I also follow Primary Perspective.
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Chickadees said...

When I teach a fairy tale unit, after identifying the elements of the genre, we watch Chitty Bang Bang. Then we have a debate about whether or not it would fall in to the Fairy Tale category, and why. We also do a castle study and look at real castles, and the Disneyland kind:-)
Laurie-jubileerae@gmail.com

Jess said...

I follow Primary Perspective!

Jess said...

I follow your blog! Fingers crossed I win!

Jess said...

I usually compare and contrast fairy tales and fractured fairy tales.

Allison said...

I follow your blog. :)

Allison said...

I follow Brooke's blog.

Allison said...

This is my very first year teaching, I haven't taught fairy tales yet, so this would be a VERY helpful thing for me to win! I have a few ideas. . .like comparing different versions of the same fairy tale- especially ones from different cultures.

Christina said...

I follow your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas! :)

Christina said...

I also follow Brooke's blog!

Ms. Gonzalez said...

I'm following your blog! Super cute!:)

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Alma

Ms. Gonzalez said...

I also have become a follower of Primary Perspective. :)

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Alma

Ms. Gonzalez said...

This will be my first year doing a unit on Fairy Tales. Can't wait to look for ideas and loved all the ideas that were shared by everyone else. :)

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Alma

Lorena said...

I follow you!


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Lorena said...

I follow Primary Perspective.

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meadowt said...

I follow your blog.

meadowt said...

I follow Brook's blog too.

meadowt said...

This is my first year teaching first grade so I have never taught a fait tale unit. I thought about talking about story elements and have students create a flip book. I am not teaching this until the second week in april so I am still thinking about how I want to teach this.

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

I follow Brooke!!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

I follow you too!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

I always work with my students and we put on a fairy tale play for some of the other classes. Last year we did The Three Little Pigs. This year we are going to do Goldilocks and the Three Bears

B. Roper said...

I follow Brooke's awesome blog!

B. Roper said...

I follow you wonderful blog!

Whitter24 said...

I follow you!!!

Whitter24 said...

I follow Brooke's Blog!!

Whitter24 said...

I usually read different versions of fairy tales and have the students doing comparing.

LakeMeliss said...

I follow your blog and now Brooke's blog too~

When teaching fairy tales, I use fractured tales and a lot of readers theatre.

mmmoffitm said...

I follow your blog and love to teach fairy tales. Pick me.
Marsha
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Kristin said...

I follow Brooke's blog :)

Kristin said...

I follow your fabulous blog too :)

Kristin said...

At the end of the year, as a sort of culminating event, each student chooses a fairy tale character that they love and then they "are" that character for the day. They really got into character, and last year one of my kids suggested that we write our own version of "Mrs. Smith's Storybook" based on our adventures that day.

Jen Matteodo said...

I follow your blog. So cute!

Jen
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Cori Eck Schad said...

I follow your blog!!!

Cori Eck Schad said...

I also follow Brooke's . . .

sarah said...

I am new to the teaching blog world and love your site. I now follow your blog!

sarah said...

I follow the Primary Perspective blog as well. I love her bulletin board display of the fairy tale books she read in that unit!

sarah said...

When teaching fairy tales, I love using the fractured tales to compare and contrast. My favorite tales are Susan Lowell since we live in the desert!

Stacey Kaiser said...

I follow your blog. skaiser@kokomo.k12.in.us

Stacey Kaiser said...

When I teach fairy tales, we do a lot of comparing the different versions. We also do a shared rewriting of a tale. In the past, we had a fairy tale dress up day (this was so cute!). skaiser@kokomo.k12.in.us

Melissa said...

I follow your blog

Melissa said...

I now also follow Brooke's.

Lorena said...

I loved reading and teaching "The Paperbag Princess" last year. The girls loved the fact that she reallymdidn't need Prince Charming and that she could take care of herself.


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Nancy Wilson said...

Hi I follow your blog! Thanks, Nancy The Apple Basket Teacher

Nancy Wilson said...

I follow Primary Perspective too!
Thanks, Nancy
The Apple Basket Teacher

Nancy Wilson said...

I like to do many different versions of Cinderella!
Thanks, Nancy
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Sarah D. said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah D. said...

I follow Primary Perspectives too!

Sarah D. said...

We always introduce venn diagrams during fairy tales and we compare and contrast different versions of the same story, or different stories that have things in common (like two princess stories or 3 bears and 3 pigs, etc).

Melissa M said...

I follow your blog!

Melissa M said...

I follow Primary Perspective!

Leah said...

I follow your blog! :)

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Leah said...

I also follow Primary Perspective's Blog. :)

Leah said...

We read various versions of fairy tales from around the world and compare them. I haven't done a whole lot this year with them, so this unit would be fun!! I hope I win!!! :)

Sass Class said...

I follow Brooke's blog. It is one of my favorites.

Sass Class said...

I follow your blog also. I love the great things you share.

Sass Class said...

I like using the pocket fairy tale book also. We do lots of writing and character studies.

Amber said...

I follow your blog! :)

Amber said...

I also already follow Brooke's blog! :)

Mrs. Coe said...

I LOVE you blog!

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