Sunday, October 6, 2013


How we got there (click here if you're on a tablet or phone):

The final product:

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory from on Vimeo.

And just in case you're keeping a Common Core tally at home:
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understaning of their central message or lesson.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1 Particpate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.


  1. This is an experience none of them will forget! Superb!

  2. Mr. Kaegi's friends,
    Wow! I am so excited to see all that you're learning in 1st grade!
    Your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory project is awesome! I love the way you tell the story with your writing. You are terrific actors too! Thanks for posting and sharing- I can't wait to see what you share next.
    Keep up the fantastic work!
    Ms. Z

  3. Another amazing video. Great job 1st grade!

  4. Hi Mr. Kaegi's Class,
    I am a 1st grade teacher in Illinois and I just stumbled across your blog. Your retelling of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is amazing. Great use of props and story elements. I can't wait to share this with my class. We have a blog too. You are welcome to check it out.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Mrs. Laura Bright