Robin Redbreast

Robin Redbreast
Birds can represent the fluttering, darting thoughts of intuition. This is why little birds helped Cinderella help herself.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cinderella #302 Terrific Tales to Tell from the Storyknifing Tradtion


Cinderella #302 Terrific Tales to Tell from the Storyknifing Tradtion
Child made dresses tell their own story!
Taken at American International Montessori School,
spring 2010. 
Once upon a time, in Wisconsin, there lived a woman named Valerie Marsh. She loved to tell stories. In fact, she loved it so much, and she became so good at it, that she was able to perform a trick that was (almost!) magic. This was "single-handedly keeping two hundred children quiet in the lunch-room. " When Valerie decided to write down some of her stories, she got her friend Patrick Luzadder to draw pictures, step-by-step. This is because "the Inuit people devised a unique storytelling method that" involves carving pictograms in snow with a knife. The story, you should know by now! Here are the directions for drawing: 
Draw 1, half moon. 
Draw 2, half moon.
Draw 3, and 4, rectangles
Draw 5, frowning eyebrows
Draw 6, faces of frowning stepsisters.
Draw 7, bowl of food
Draw 8, steam from bowl
Draw 9, pole and fire

Note: This is a really cool book for use with classes of children ages PK-2.

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