My school has a schoolwide fairy tale theme. I chose to decorate my door with Jack & the Beanstalk because I found a book at a thrift store with a 3D poster of a giant. Thrifty Tip: Purchase items that have multiple uses. The giant book was $4.99 and was a good deal because I got a great poster and it also has fairy tales I can read to my students.
We love traditional fairy tales, but putting a sexier spin on old favorites can add some extra magic. We've rounded up some of the best retellings of classic tales out there — ones chock-full of evil stepsisters, wicked witches, dark curses, mermaids, and Prince Charmings — but with a few new twists and turns.
Opinion Writing Mentor Texts in First Grade: What is the Best Fairy Tale?