|"The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch|
A dear friend of mine introduced me to the book The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch, several years ago. I don't know how I could have forgotten about it. It is absolutely fantastic! The story is about a princess who has to go and rescue a prince from a vicious dragon. All of her fine clothes get burned up, so she has to go tromping through the countryside in a paper bag. Nothing stops this princess! She's smart, she's brave, she's a problem-solver! She outsmarts the dragon and rescues the prince. The twist comes when the prince treats her very unfairly. He insults the princess, telling her that she's a mess, and dirty, and that she smells bad, after she's been through so much to save him. She cancels the wedding and calls him a bum at the end of the story. I really think this book promotes empowerment of girls, independent thinking, breaking stereotypes, and looking beyond the physical into the heart of a person.
Here is a book that I created for guided reading that follows a simple and easy-to-read pattern. My kids loved this book and begged me to let them take it home. I had six copies, and ended up having to make a copy for everyone in my class because they wanted it so badly.
Up In The Tree
My students have been asking me over and over to make them a Fantasy Bingo game. I can't refuse my little darlings anything! Here is a picture of us playing the game. I used a fantasy picture for every letter of the alphabet. So, although my kids think they're just having loads of fun, I'm really teaching them letter identification, and letter sound connections. This Fantasy ABC Bingo game is up on TPT, along with a new product that I just put up today: Kindergarten Word Family Posters
|Kids playing Fantasy ABC Bingo|
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