Thematic Unit Ideas
Outer Space/Aliens, Ocean/Pirates, Fall, Bears, The Wizard of Oz, Apples, Monsters, Dinosaurs, "The Mitten", and Sweets!
After Reading: This activity helps children to retell the story. After reading a story have the kids "follow the yellow brick road" and retell the story in their own words. Then has a whole group you can retell it as a class and use stickies notes on a poster to write down the main points.... Or put on o rings to resell to a buddy.
The First Grade Parade
Once Upon a Time Writing Center
Jack and the Beanstalk measurement unit. Do with giant olympics.
Precious Perks: If I had a Fairy Godmother
AWESOME ideas for Fairy Tales/Story Elements
Fractured Fairy tales are perfect for anyone who has ever enjoyed fairy tales. They may be compared with the originals, or appreciated for their breaks in established form. Generally they are intended for children who have a familiarity with fairy tale themes and motifs, but can be enjoyed by anyone.
A list of Fractured Fairy Tales.