Thursday, November 14, 2013

Knots on a Counting Rope homework

This week's homework was from the Native American book Knots on a Counting Rope.  Did you know the characters in the story are Iroquois? Click this link to watch this story with your child.

Update: The children brought their ropes in today with so many knots and each shared one of the stories that their parents told them.  We tied all the ropes together to represent our Kindergarten family!  We heard stories about when their parents were little and when they were little.  Some shared the day they were born!  We also heard about special books and stories that parents read as they added a note.  Just like the Grandfather and the boy, our families shared the oral tradition of storytelling.  Thank you families for participating in this time honored tradition!

About research on telling stories to your children:  Why tell stories?

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