|Cinderella had a cat...|
|And her new stepsisters had a dog...|
away. Little did she know that the prince was going to come looking for her. The very next day she heard that he was going around to all the houses, trying that shoe on every girl's foot. When he got to her place, her sisters shoved her out of the way. " Me first!" the oldest yelled, but her skinny old foot would not fit in. Then her younger sister tried. Her bulging toes could not be squeezed in no matter how she twisted and turned. And then a kind voice asked, "May I try it on?" and Cinderella came out from her corner. It fit perfectly, of course, and she drew the other from her pocket and put it on too. She and the prince were married soon after, and the sisters fell in love with some of the prince's friends. They all moved to the palace, including the fairy godmother. "Just to make sure everyone lived happily ever after!"
Notes: James Marshall, James Marshall's Cinderella... and More Beloved Fairy Tales (Scholastic Video Collection) has such a great sense of humor! I don't even have kids at home and I am adding this video to my Netflix cue, he is so funny!
Montessori Connection: 6-9 Vowel Consonant Blends, i-n-g. 1. Remember that i-n-g go together to make one phoneme, or one sound. 2. Look for the following root words: wash, iron, scrub, dust, cook, enchant. Add i-n-g to them. What words do you have now? 3. Look for other words with i-n-g. ( king, kingdom, sparkling, stepping, warning).
9-12 Verbs, present vs. past tense 1. Look for ten verbs in this Cinderella story. Try to find five that you know, and five that are new ( to fetch, to be run ragged, to be overjoyed, to shriek, to go about chores. ) 3. Conjugate them in the present tense, as follows: I------, you---------, he, she or it------------, we------------ they----------------. Example: to have ( a bed). I have a bed, you have a bed, he, she or it has a bed, we have a bed, they have a bed. 4. Now try them in the past tense. I had a bed, you had a bed, he, she or it had a bed, we had a bed, they had a bed.