We finished our fables unit this month and celebrated by showcasing all that we've learned by performing a fable puppet show based off of the book, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. Check out the pictures of our performance we did for the Kindergarten classes. I'm so proud of all of the hard work these third graders put into the puppet show by sharing their learning, reading fluently and with expression, and being able to have confidence in front of an audience.
In Third Grade, we started our first Model Curriculum Unit of the year about Fables. Fables are stories with talking animals that teach us a lesson or a moral. We started out going over our Fables anchor chart which includes all of the characteristics of Fables and fables we've read. You can see it below. We did fable read-alouds, buddy reading, and independent reading to explore many fables. After reading many fables, we started to compare and contrast fables. We even used a hula hoop Venn Diagram to compare and contrast two different versions of Town Mouse, Country Mouse. Then we talked about the importance of dialogue in fables. We buddy read fables and used Post-It notes to take notes about how dialogue helps us to understand the story more and acted it out. A very important part of fables is the lesson or moral that you learn from the story and can use in your own life. We call it the "heart" of the story. We used our anchor chart of morals to help us while reading each story. We look forward to continuing our fables unit during the month of November!