September 18, 2012

The Crow and the Pitcher

We read The Crow and the Pitcher the other day in class and to help teach the moral of the story, we did a little project.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the story, it's about a crow who is thirsty and finds a pitcher of water to drink, but he can't reach it with his beak. In order to get a drink, he begins to drop pebbles into the pitcher until the water level rises enough for him to get a drink.

I got a tall glass for the 'pitcher' and we used small blocks for the pebbles.

I asked the girls to put their hands behind their backs and try to drink the water.
That was a fail.

So we marked the water level and started dropping the small blocks into the glass, one by one.

Obviously I would have preferred that the blocks sank to the bottom, but they did the trick on such short notice and the girls were happy.
We watched the water level rise slowly.

The girls were getting frustrated that it was taking so long to get a drink. 

After a few more blocks, they were able to get a drink.

The moral of our story:
Little by little does the trick.

I compared this story to the way that the girls feel when I ask them to clean their room. It may look like a hard task at first, but when they just start picking up one toy after another, it slowly gets done.
And can you guess what they did right after school?
They picked up the toys in Madelynn's bedroom. :)
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Today is a big day for Alyssa and Allison. They will be getting their teeth cleaned for the first time. I meant to get it done last year, but time just got away from me.
After their visit to the dentist we are off to the first dance class of the year. They are in a kindergarten aged class and will be learning tap and ballet.
We also learned today that Johnathon will be spending the week of Halloween in Maryland.
This is the story of my life.

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