Friday, January 6, 2012

The Beckoning Cat

This week in grades k-2 we read The Beckoning Cat: Based on a Japanese Folktale by Koko Nishizuka for the 15 Books Student Choice Award.  We learned about folktales as a genre.  Then learned the word "beckoning." Students helped during the read-a-loud by beckoning and mewing like a cat when the cat in the story did.

We enjoyed finding out why we frequently see beckoning cats in Asian restaurants--especially Japanese ones.  Here are our favorite parts:

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