Glenwood Landing Fairy Tale Culmination
GWL Magical Fairy Tale Culmination
At Glenwood Landing Elementary on March 23, 2021, first graders celebrated the annual Fairy Tale Ball culmination. Each class dressed up as characters in literature to become part of their favorite fairy tales including Cinderella, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, and Jack and the Beanstalk and many others! This interdisciplinary unit culminates numerous weeks of literary studies in folk and fairy tales as part of the English curriculum and also combines many interdisciplinary lessons in art and music.
During the English study, first graders focused on story elements including: settings, story lines, characterization, and problems and solutions. Prior to the celebration, the first graders were taught all about the wonders of magic, repetition of words, rhyming, and happy endings. Students were encouraged to read, read, read to correspond with the month-long Glenwood Landing C.R.E.W. festival.
Many thanks to all of the first grade teachers as well as the parents and families who helped make the adorable costumes for the Fairy Tale Ball!
Article and most photos by Shelly Newman