Monthly Archives: December 2011

Read-a-Louds Dec 12 – 16

Since the Holiday Season is soon upon us, this week we will listen to a recorded story, The Night Before Christmas, originally written by Clement C. Moore in the 1820’s. Even though this classic poem/story is almost 200 years old, it is still iconic and loved by many children and adults alike.

This version is performed by the legendary group “Peter, Paul and Mary” – it includes a musical version of the poem, and a narrative version as well, all on CD. Happy Holidays to everyone!

Read-a-Louds Nov 28 – Dec 2

During this week, Primary classes will either be reading Stars by Mary Lyn Ray or will have guest readers from Division 3 (French Imm. grade 6/7). Guest readers from Division 3 will be reading their own creations – fractured fairy tales. Fractured fairy tales are based on traditional fairy tales, but they contain many differences: the plot, characters, setting or viewpoint can be different, among many other elements.

Stars, illustrated beautifully by Marla Frazee, “explores the wonder of stars, whether they are in the night sky, on a plant as a promise of fruit to come, or in one’s pocket for those days when one does not feel shiny.”


For info on Division 3’s fractured fairy tales, stay tuned…