First Grade Folktale Film Festival

Our first grade students presented their First Annual Folktale Film Festival on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5. Our super talented theater teacher Ms. Kammermeyer designed an exciting and innovative activity to have each first grade class produce a film based on the reading of two comparable books followed by a class discussion on the elements of the two stories and the creation of an original screenplay. The classes’ adaptations were performed, filmed and presented at the festival. Our first grade students designed cardboard cars to bring along to the festival to remind us of our popular drive-in movie theaters that originated in the 1930’s. Presently, New York has 30 drive-in theaters throughout the state.

Amazon.com: Jack and the Beanstalk/the Beanstalk Incident (Upside Down  Tales): 9780806513133: Paulson, Tim, Corcoran, Mark: BooksJack and the Beanstalk; The Beanstalk Incident by Birch Lane Press
Jack and the Beanstalk and The Beanstalk Incident
Film created and produced by Class 1-306 and Ms. Kammermeyer – Please click to watch

Amazon.com: The The Gingerbread Man (Easy-To-Read Folktales):  9780590410564: Schmidt, Karen, Schmidt, Karen: BooksThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka, Lane  Smith, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble®
The Gingerbread Man and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Film created and produced by Class 1-405 and Ms. Kammermeyer – Please click to watch

The Three Little Pigs: Matsuoka, Mei: 9781680524505: Books - Amazon.caThe True Story of the Three Little Pigs: Scieszka, Jon, Smith, Lane:  8580001065663: Amazon.com: Books
The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Film created and produced by Class 1-408 and Ms. Kammermeyer – Please click to watch