After reading the original version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer ( yes a spelling mistake on GO chart was noticed - ugh), the boys shared their ideas on what the author was trying to teach us which we recorded. Very high interest in this familiar story.
The author's story at the back of the book was interesting as well and we were able to include his efforts to keep the story after it was rejected. Rudolph first appeared in a 1939 booklet written by Robert L. May and published by Montgomery Ward. It was originally supposed to be a coloring book.
The children then wrote a letter to the bullies giving them advice on how to become a buddy and not a bully. (See Bully or Buddy lesson here) Once again we went through the writing process of edits and final drafts to
This was our kick off fun story to start the learning about Reindeer. "Do they really fly Ms. Rice ?" was asked by a few and I defltly side stepped that one .