Do you remember reading Aesop's fables as a child? I do! There are some that almost everyone is familiar with, like The Tortoise and the Hare, and The Shepherd who cried Wolf.
I even made a short video of me using the props to retell the story! I'd love for you to use this with your students - my kiddos loved watching short youtube videos like this, and I appreciated the opportunity to let another (virtual) teacher into my classroom to help me out for a few minutes.
If you're a regular reader, you know I think it's important to make learning fun, so I've also been making games to go along with the books and story retelling props. The game I made for this one requires a spinner, so I thought I'd show you two super easy ways to make a spinner in under a minute! The first one is pretty self explanatory,
Here's a more traditional way: Use a pushpin to make a tiny hole where you want your spinner to pivot (can you see it right in the center of the circle?), then put a brad through a paperclip. Put the brad through the hole - having that tiny hole will let you get the brad through your paper without wrinkling it up or pushing too hard and accidentally stabbing yourself in the finger with a brad. (Yup, I've done that a time or two!)
Open the brad on the back of the paper, and you'll have a spinner like this one:
Super simple, and super fun! How do you use fables with your students? Do you use learning games too? Let me know in the comments!
Have a great day!