Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Today,as part of our unit on folktales, Mrs. Clifford read a new picture book called Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal to us. This is a multicultural version of the Cinderella story most of us grew up with. Did you know that there are hundreds of Cinderella tales and nearly one from every country on earth? They all have a similar theme, but many different specifics, such as what type of shoe Cinderella wears, and what kind of chores she does. We're going to read many different versions in class tomorrow and Friday, then we'll be trying our hand at writing one ourselves. Mrs. Kramer has agreed to hep our students make a cover for their stories in art class. I think it is going to be a very cool project, and hopefully one that will help students answer the three essential questions for our folktales unit.

Looking ahead, I handed out a sheet with due dates for the upcoming marking period. It is brown. Ask your child about it. I'll also be posting those dates on the blog soon.

No new homework tonight.