Our class has been studying perspective and different point of views in stories. We have analyzed the various perspectives of the 3 Little Pigs with Fractured Fairytales and we've discussed how a change in perspective can alter how we feel about the story and certain characters. Our neighbor classroom, Ms. Staniszewski's homeroom, has also been studying point of view, so we decided to combine our classes to analyze the story of Cinderella. We've analyzed the original and the fractured story told from the Stepmother's perspective... oh, how these versions are different! The title of the fractured fairytale is Seriously, Cinderella is SO Annoying! It was a fun read aloud and now we are in the midst of doing station work as a group of ~50 kids. It's fun to see the kids interact with kids outside of our homeroom. I will let the Gallery of Pictures do the rest of the talking! Enjoy!
As a school, we are very lucky to have Technology Curriculum Specialist, Stephanie Garrett. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about our school resources, but she seeks out new resources that she thinks our students will love and learn from (and she is always right on the money!)! So this past weekend, Mrs. Garrett signed up B025 for a new online literacy program to test out; it is called CSI Literacy. It is Crime Scene Investigations of historical events, where the kids have to read about the past and then answer questions! It is so much fun, I couldn't stop playing it myself after the first day! It's one of those activities where you're learning, but doesn't seem like it!
One of the benefits, is that this program can be accessed from school and from home as long as they have an internet connection - perfect timing for April break! The pictures below are from the first day we tried it out during Activity Period (they couldn't get enough)!
Also, here is the link in case they want to give it a try at home (www.csi-literacy-cloud.com). Their username and password are the same -- first letter of first name and their full last name. For example, John Smith would be: username: jsmith password: jsmith.