I'm teaching a unit on folktales this week and looked up a few from other cultures to bring into class.
Have I mentioned I love my job?
Our story this week is The Enormous Turnip, a Russian folktale that is extremely fun to teach and act out.
I mean, giant vegetables--what could be more fun?
My pal next door is doing tall tales as a tie in. I'm thinking no because (a) the reading unit and test are geared toward an oral tradition with a chorus and the incorporation of animals acting like humans (anthropomorphism) and (b) I don't like tall tales, they annoy me.
I'd rather read the African folktales where the lion eats everyone and the moral of the story appears to be THE LION EATS EVERYONE ALL THE TIME.
The baby who refuses to eat anything not smoothly pureed (we are still on stage 2 baby foods to avoid excessive gagging) has finally consented to try toasted cheese and it's all good. I was ecstatic. DH said, Honey, it's bread and cheese. She's our kid. What WASN'T she going to like?
Point taken. I'm a cheese maniac and neither of us ever met a carb we didn't adore.
I'm reading up on recipes for our toddler, something palatable and unlikely to gag her (anything with chunks is a no no). Any ideas?
Illustration of the preciousness of my class this year:
Kiddo grabs my hand as we walk in line and says "I like holding your hand in the hall. It makes me feel special"