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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. 

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