I started the story recently about our culture/geography/literature study of Little Red Riding Hood. We’ve done many things along the way with stories and maps and learning about regions (which I promise to share later!), but today there’s another story to tell.
Today we read Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale by Lisa Campbell Ernst. The connection was to the Midwest region (at least as far as our SS unit was concerned), but my kiddos made many others kinds of important to connections in addition!
The Little Red story here is very different than most others (and I won’t spoil the ending for you), and so gave us some new things to think about and respond to as readers and thinkers. Before I was even finished, the suggestions came spilling over and kiddos could not contain themselves. Many of them were related to this picture, which is on the last page:
Like I mentioned, the muffin-related ideas came quick and fast and I grabbed a marker and started recording so we wouldn’t forget the conversation:
There are many layers to this list, and they’re not all related to the 100th Day, but that was a catchy title that Tyrin suggested. We did decide, though, that we wanted to make these as part of our 100th Day festivities and share them with our 2nd grade friends–and there happen to be about 100 of them. Seems like a match made in heaven. 🙂
We hope to address some of the others (and I’m sure add many more!) in the days to come. Many of them could relate to a service-learning project and all will touch the hearts (and stomachs!) of our community. As I keep saying, I can’t wait to continue to share this story!
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