This lesson started because of Mrs. Pastor’s inspiration from the book ‘Fairy House….Everywhere!‘. It’s a new book in our school library this year. When she approached me, I got really excited for a collaboration with her, working with her class in groups to help them make their own fairy houses.
I immediately put out the word that we would need help collecting materials from nature, like pine needles, acorns, sea shells, etc, and the students, along with Mrs. Pastor, collected materials on their nature walk. We had bags and bags of supplies, and spent one Tuesday afternoon bringing it all together.
Mrs. Pastor used the experience as a writing prompt, which her class has been working on diligently. I can’t wait to read them when they are done!
Right now the fairy houses are on display in the case in the front lobby, so be sure to check them out when you stop by Conant. If you can’t make it to Conant, check out the photos below!