Comparing versions of Cinderella is one of my favorite ways to teach text to text connections in the classroom. Digging into different versions of the same story allows students to analyze the differences and similarities in characters, setting, problem, solution and more. Sharing picture books is one of my favorite ways to do this (check out my Ten Favorite Versions of Cinderella), but sometimes you can't get your hands on the version you want. Enter YouTube!! There are several different versions of Cinderella read aloud on YouTube that you can share with your students for free. Check out a few of the options below!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
There are so many different versions of Cinderella out there. Many countries and cultures have their own version of the familiar story. Because there are so many different versions, it makes it perfect to use when studying text to text connections. Students can compare the different versions and determine what is the same and what is different. Here are some of our favorite versions of Cinderella.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
We had so much fun with farm week at our house. It actually turned into two weeks because we just loved all of the farm learning fun we were having. I've blogged about some of the activities that we did this week, but I wanted to focus on the resources we used that were part of my Farm Preschool Unit.
Monday, September 19, 2016
As part of our farm unit I wanted to do a sort of animals by where they lived. I thought it would be something both my 2 year old and 4 year old would be able to complete on a different level. They had a lot of fun with our animal habitat sort and it was an easy set up activity for me.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
We are loving our farm unit at our house. We've had so much fun reading farm books and learning to graph using farm animals. Most of the activities are things both my 2 and 4 year old can work on, but this Farm Alphabet Match was something I made just for my 4 year old. I wanted her to practice matching upper and lowercase letters in a fun way.
Thursday, September 15, 2016