Parent Night September 9, 6:00 PM

Parents night will be held on Monday, September 9 at 6:00 PM in the OMIS cafeteria. Hope to see you there!  :)

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Once Upon a Story…

Hello and welcome to GRC!  Do you like to travel?  Do you like stories? Then Once Upon a Story is for you! Folk Tales have been circling our globe, inspiring, entertaining, and changing for thousands of generations!!  In Mrs. Richardson’s class this year, we will be  taking a trip around the world by exploring those grand stories of old. Students will be reading, sharing and discussing the literary elements of  theme, plot, character,  and conflict of over 20 folk tales! They will learn how to tell an  affective story as they share their tales with classmates.  They will brush up on their geography as they “virtually” visit each place where a story originated and then plot it on a world map. 

In an exciting yet challenging culmination to this unit, students will become script writers and puppeteers as they work with a group to change certain elements of a favorite folk tale and create a puppet show  based on the new tale.

I encourage you to take advantage of this unit by asking your child to share some of  his/her favorite tales they have learned. Ask them which part of the world the tale originated, and why they think it might have come from there. I also encourage you to share some of  your own stories with your students, or to find folk tales from your family’s country of origin.

It is in this oral sharing  that a nation’s— a culture’s—a family’s— a person’s  story can be preserved,  and sometimes even changed.

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