Me oh my! How magical fairy tales are as a curriculum organizer. It still amazes me how well the fairy tales carry all the major facets of curriculum. Take a peek at my Goldilocks and the Three Bears:
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I have sought out and found the very best projects, activities and ways to integrate the fairy tales into my curriculum. It works seamlessly. It produces amazing results. Here’s a few of the reasons why:
- When we bring the arts to the Fairy Tales – we bring the fairy tales to life. It is what I call a living education.
- Think of it like this – the more senses you engage – the more anchors you create in the brain. The arts anchor information, topics, subjects, stories into the brain. The arts weave together the pieces and create understanding. It provides a dynamic access to student ownership. Pair that with fairy tales and Whoa!
- The Fairy Tales are timeless for a reason. Children adore them. They work. They are food for the soul of childhood. The Fairy Tales bring back a soulfulness to education.
My First Annual Summer Institute Opens in three days. I am finally going to share my fairy tale work. It is so comprehensive that it has been a challenge to find the right venue. I think I have found the perfect place.
I am offering sessions on these fairy tales:
- Little Red Hen
- The Three Pigs
- The Three Billy Goats Gruff
- The Three Bears
- The Elves and the Shoemaker
- The Gingerbread Man
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Two of Everything (Chinese Tale)
In these sessions I am sharing my comprehensive approach – detailing the framework I use that integrates all the major areas of learning.