Move over Ellen-we have some new talk shows in town! This coming Monday and Tuesday our classroom will transform into a studio where we will welcome the cast of characters from Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Golilocks and the Three Bears, and Little Red Riding Hood. All characters will be played by the students of room 105. After analyzing the four fairy tales, we looked at each story seperately and created thought-provoking questions for the characters of the stories. We then broke into fairy tale groups and designated a role for each student (each group has a "host"). Each character (AKA your child) received a list of questions that will be asked of him/her during the talk show. They are to take the perspective of the character and think critically to answer according to what they know about the character and connect it to the story. The responses should be well thought out and rehearsed so that it sounds convincing and allows the talk show to run fluidly. Some of the questions are tough and we love that! I really enjoyed reading the questions our students came up with.
Here are a few examples:
The first two little pigs: What are you going to do now that your houses are destroyed?
Wolf: After you found out where grandma lived, why didn't you just eat Little Red Riding Hood first and then go eat grandma?
Little Red Riding Hood: Why did you divulge so much information to the wolf?
Mama Bear: Why was your porridge too cold while papa bear's was too hot?
Baby Bear: Do you think you and Goldilocks could be friends?
Cinderella: Why didn't you ever stand up for yourself?
Fairy Godmother: Why did you choose mice, lizards and a pumpkin to use as a horse-drawn carriage?
Prince: What would be different if the glass slipper had fit someone other than Cinderella?
And there are plenty more where those came from!