Notes: This is a really cute, fun book! Barbara Ensor, who seems to have done the black ink illustrations as well, has taken a comfortable old shoe of a story and made it into something quite fun, sort of Cinderella-meets-Bridget Jones. A great read for kids 10+ and adults.
Montessori connection 6-9: History, Cinderella's Personal Timeline
1. Read this Cinderella story with a friend.
2. Roll out a long strip of paper to make a time line on, about 3 feet long and tape it down at both ends (either on the floor or a long table).
3. At one end, write"Cinderella is born". Pretend that she is exactly your age, and write your birthday, including day, month and year.
4. In the middle write "Dad remarries".
5. At the end write " Cinderella marries the prince."
6. Fill in the details!
9-12: Grammar Symbols, Personal Pronouns
1. Read the Cinderella book.
2. In your language notebook, write today's date and the title of this lesson: Personal Pronouns.
3. Now, pretend that you are looking into an empty room and that you are stepping into it. You are the FIRST PERSON in the room, and you say, " --------- am in this room!" (fill in the blank)
4. Now, pretend that your friend steps in. Tell her, " Now --------- are in this room too!" (fill in the blank.)
5. Your dad walks in. Tell your friend, " See that guy? ------- is my dad!" (fill in the blank)
6. Now your mom walks in. Your friend asks you, "Who is ------------?" (fill in the blank)
Imagine that two more teachers walk in. Say, " It's getting crowded in here. Now ----------- came in."
7. Maybe it is time to get going! Tell your friend, "It's too crowded in here! ------------ should leave."
8. Check that you have these personal pronouns listed: I, (first person); you (second person); he, she (third person, singular); they (third person, plural); we (first person, plural).