After working with the kids with the Grimm Brother fairy tales, I was really excited to start on Hans Christian Andersen. I love the stories and they were some of my favorites as a child. I also knew that I could hook them with the connections to Frozen (which is a current obsession in our household). Of course they were excited but I knew they were going to be confused by how different the stories were, especially in the Little Mermaid and the Snow Queen.
I looked through our anthologies and some of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories are very long to read in one sitting. I went back to our library and our used book store to find some picture books with the stories instead of reading them the original text. We also continued to watch each of the fairy tales during snack time from the Faerie Tale Theater set that we have.
Again each day we added to our Alphabet book with a few letters from our story. Each page had the letters at the top, some dotted traceable letters and a blank space to practice. Plus I printed out a picture to color and glue on.
M O N D A Y
- Our letters were L for Little mermaid and O for ocean.
- I laid out four print outs with different type of shells: clams, scallops, hermit crabs (and other spiral shaped shells) and then a blank page for miscellaneous. I took out a bunch of shells that I have in a jar at home and we spent a while talking about differences in appearances of the shells and the types of animals that lived in each one. Then we sorted all of my shells onto their proper sheets.