Submitted by Oswego County BOCES
Granby Elementary was treated to a royal parade recently, as kindergarten teachers lead their students through the halls, with the children wearing jeweled crowns and carrying scepters.
The parade was part of a culminating activity on the Common Core listening and speaking unit on kings and queens.
Kindergartners have been listening to read-alouds about kings and queens and royal families.
Many of the fictional rhymes, poems, and stories in this domain are classic, well-loved tales.
Students in Mary Ellen Ellis’s kindergarten class read King Midas and the Golden Touch, a story told in Greece long ago during a time where people made up tales to teach a lesson.
In the book a rich king wishes for something foolish, and learns a lesson a valuable lesson about consequences.
By listening to a variety of texts, the kindergartners built on their understanding of the responsibilities, lifestyle, and customs associated with royalty throughout history.