This week we are building national pride! We started off the morning with the question What is folklore? Some of the answers were very creative and humorous. Take a look!
After explaining that folklore is the traditional beliefs or stories of a community, that are passed through the generations by word of mouth and that folklore sometimes attempts to provide explanations for things that we otherwise may not be able explain, I read the story Papa Bois and Monkey Trouble.
As I got further into the story some of the children recalled that they had already heard this story while some were perhaps a bit too young to fully grasp some of the complexities of the story. In the end, I believe my summary cleared up some of the confusion surrounding Monkey receiving a wild dog in a bag from the baker! LOL!
I decided that since we are building national pride we should create a national book! We crafted a simple accordion book with all things Trinidad and Tobago! This process is likely to take two sessions as the younger Imaginators will engage in decorating the book while the older Imaginators will write facts about all the national symbols in their books.
Here is a look at some of the preliminary work on our "My Country" accordion book!
Check out the exciting project the Imaginators are working on with Arty Pants Studio!