Thursday, May 24, 2012

Retelling With The 3 Little Pigs


I think every kindergarten teacher should do at least 3 fairy tales during the year with their students. Why? First, the kids absolutely adore hearing the various versions and you can easily compare and contrast them in terms that a five year old can easily understand. If you have never done the 3 Little Pigs you will be shocked at how many versions exist. It is a story children love to retell and act out and changing your voice to become the wolf makes them laugh hysterically. They never get tired of screaming, "Then I'll huff and I'll puff..."  The year is coming to a close and I am using this as part of my assessment for retelling, prediction, and story elements. Consider this for next year if you are already packing. I hope your summer is relaxing and filled with family fun. If you have a extra few days come and see me at the I Teach K conference in Vegas. I am presenting on blogging! At least stop in and give me a hug. Right?

11 comments:

Amanda said...

I'll be at I Teach K! Looking forward to meeting many new friends :)

Amanda
www.averycuriousclass.blogspot.com

applesandabcs said...

I JUST read this story this week! I am excited to see you present at the conference! :)

Michelle

Fluttering Through First Grade said...

We love all the different versions of the fairy tales and so do the kids! I think we read them more for our amusement though-people can be pretty creative! We always get a good chuckle!

Have a wonderful time at the conference. Those ladies are lucky to have you~just like we were at Cheesecake :)

School Sparks Renee said...

Great ideas. I loved doing Venn diagrams to compare different versions of the same fairy tale. Have fun at the I Teach K conference - it is by far the best around!! Renee

daleseb said...

Hi Fran, I was wondering if you will be putting a Fairy Tale unit on your TPT store? (PLEASE!!!)
Dalese Brooks

Mandy said...

I'll be in Vegas!!!

Busy Bees said...

Just did 3 Little Pigs this past week with the kids. Thanks for sharing. I would sooooooo love to come to Las Vegas...
Robynn
BusyBees

Traci said...

The Wolf's version of the 3 Little Pigs is always a real hit with the kiddos. Fairy Tales are awesome.
Have a great time in Vegas.
❤Traci❤
Dragonflies in First

Kristina said...

I LOVE doing the three little pigs as part of my fairy tale unit. Come over to my site and take a look at some of the fairy tale stuff we did if you have time! It's misskristinaskindergarten.blogspot.com
Also, I'm thinking of doing a patriotic theme in my Kindergarten classroom next year with the Election coming up. Do you think they understood the symbols activities you did with your class? I'd really like to jump into some of those concepts but didn't know if it's hard to explain to a (very young incoming) kindergarten class.

Fran Kramer said...

My kids understood the symbols but I gave them a ton of background knowledge and would only deliver this in the spring when they were ready for it.
Fran

Chrissy said...

WOW! I want to come to Vegas! :-)!!!!

("The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs" is my fav alternative story.)
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