|17th century French shoe|
Moral number one: "Beauty in woman is a very rare treasure: of it we can never tire. But what's worth more, a priceless pleasure, Is charm, which we must all admire. That wise instructress, the godmother, While dressing her fit for a queen, Was giving her power to charm antoher, That is what this story means. Ladies, better than teased up hair is To win a heart and conquer a ball. Charm is the true gift of the fairies; Without it you've got nothing; with it, all. "
"Another Moral: It is no doubt a great advantage, To have shrewdness, wit and courage; To be well born, with every sense And have all sorts of other talents Which Heaven gives you for your share. But with or without them, when all is said, They'll never help you get ahead Unless to spread your talents farther You've a willing godmother, or godfather. "
Notes: This is a more complete version of the Perrualt Cinderella than the earlier one I posted. It is one of many Cinderella stories available through the http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/. The volume, published originally in France, 1697, has been translated many times into English and other languages. It is Perraut's original collection of stories and contains Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty, as well as the lesser known Tufty Ricky and Donkeyskin.
Montessori Connection: My blue notebook records that on January 7, 2009, work continuing in class included pin map of Africa, sorting seeds as an introduction to the concept of scientific classification, and sentence analysis. ( For free downloads of gorgeous living/non living, parts of a tree and parts of a flower see https://edutccom.ipower.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=33&sort=2a&page=2. The Perrault Cinderella has wonderful words to study. For 6-9 year olds:
Synonyms Search: 1. Find three words that are synonyms for nice. ( sweet-natured, gentle, patient). 2. Find three words that are synyms for clothes. ( gown, garment, brocade livery). For 9-12 year olds: Find five masculine nouns and five feminine nouns. ( Masculine: man, king, coachman,footmen, prince) (Feminine: wife, madam, misses, sisters, godmother)