Paul Bunyan

This week we have started listening and reading American Folktales in order to explain how they characterize our national heritage. We began with one of my favorite tall tales- Paul Bunyan! Our class was able to find many examples of exaggeration in the story as we read and even learned some [not so true] ways that natural landforms were formed — can your child tell you how Paul Bunyan made the Grand Canyon? After hearing the folktale we did a guided drawing activity where students had to listen and watch very closely to draw a larger than life Paul Bunyan. I love how our class really tried to show how BIG Paul Bunyan is by drawing very small background images like trees and mountains. We also had a few kids add Babe the Blue Ox into their drawing … how cute 🙂 Here are just a few examples of some wonderful work!

We have four more folktales to read before break: John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Annie Oakley, and Davy Crockett. Be on the lookout for more activities posted on here relating to these folktales!

 

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