Gillette Elementary hosts Fairy Tale Bowl

Gillette Elementary second grade students learned all about traditional fairy tales in a fun and creative way.

Students read and studied 11 different classic fairy tales and took that knowledge to another level as they tested it in a fun Fairy Tale Bowl on April 6.

The event was made possible thanks to a Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant Gillette Elementary Librarian Lori Laguna received last year.

When she heard about the grant, she immediately thought about all the books her library was lacking and how they could play an important role in helping students learn their Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Without hesitation, she applied for the grant. When she received a congratulatory email announcing her grant approval, she knew exactly how she was going to use the money. 

She bought 10 sets of fairy tale books so that the kids could read them in class with their teacher. Each class had mini quizzes and the top students from each class competed as a team at the Fairy Tale Bowl. 

The excitement was palpable as students shot up their hands and jumped from the floor to answer questions like, “What does Belle ask her father to bring back from his trip?” and “Why did Hansel and Gretel’s parents abandon them?”

Second grade TEKS involves, comparing Fairy Tales so it was the perfect way to peak students’ interests.

Fairy Tale Bowl 

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