Friday, February 25, 2011

Snow White & Rose Red Fat Questions

  1. Describe the sisterly bond between Snow White and Rose Red.

    They may as well have been twins, they were always together, walked hand in hand when they were outside and shared everything they had. They were not entirely alike though. Snow White was quiet and shy and would spend her time in the house helping her mother. Rose Red was more energetic and spent lots of time outdoors. Their closeness comes out in the way they deal with the nasty dwarf, they worked together to free the little wretch when he was in trouble and went about their business together when they were done with him. And at the end of the story Snow White married the kings son that got turned into the bear and Rose Red married his brother, the two girls were determined to stay together forever.
  2. How is the story similar/different to the modern Snow White?
    The "Modern" Snow White is an invention of the writers at the Walt Disney Studios. The dwarf in Snow White and Rose Red was ugly, evil and malicious, never gave thanks no matter how many times the girls saved his bacon and came to a well deserved bad end.He also survived by stealing and not doing his own work. In the modern (Disney) version there are 7 dwarves. They are all fat, cute and cuddly and work really hard for their living.
    Snow White has no sister in the modern tale and it is the prince, not Snow White, that is under enchantment, having been turned into a bear.That's all.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

third class thoughts

EEP, Ms Brooke really put us through our paces tonight, had a great time. I love this fairy tale unit we're doing, it helps us learn to be creative and helps our writing too. Can't wait until Friday.

AT Wolf letter to Gma

Dear Gma Wolf,
Thank you for your support through my ordeal. I really should have listened to you and moved back to "the 'hood" when I had the chance but hard times made me look for better pickin's, so I went for the best bacon in town. I got a great lawyer, not some public defender that always tells you to just "Guilty your honor, kill me now", we made a deal. I get a reduce charge of involuntary manslaughter and 3-5 years in the slammer, not he big needle. Hopes you're still around when I get out, love ya, and keeps the pigs outta da hood ok?
Your Gnbaby,
Alex Wolf

Letter to Alexander T. Wolf

Dear Mister Wolf:
As your attorney in this matter I am very angry at the way the pig family's survivor tried to paint you as a monster. The prosecutor is out of control, thinking he's going to be "tough on crime" by demanding the death penalty, but I would like to make a deal. I've worked out a plea with the DA for the charge to be reduced to Involuntary Manslaughter, which means you'll only get 3-5 years. Please let me know at our next meeting.

Your Lawyer Guy,
Scotty Andrew Stormcrow, PC

LGH Drawing Assignment

Little Golden Hood's Fat Questions

How were Golden Hood's instructions from her mother different from Little Red's? Do you think they're any better/worse?

Little Golden Hood's mother instructed her to go straight to Grandma's house, deliver the cake and come straight back home. She also told LGH not to stop on the way or talk to anyone. LRRH's mother just told her to take the cakes and butter, with no other instructions.
LGH's mother, it seems, was testing her to see if she was ready to take on some responsibility. The first thing she said was "Let us see if you can find the way by yourself." I think they were better than those from LRRH's mother's because LGH's mother knew or might have known of possible danger. Instructing LGH to go straight to granma's and come straight back without talking to anyone were out of concern for her safety. Needless to say LGH failed the test.

How is the wolf's end different from the Andrew Lang's version of Little Red Riding Hood? Is this how you would have ended the story? Explain.

It's a very different ending in that it was the wolf, not LGH and her granma, that came to a bad end. There was no intervention by a passing huntsman. The wolf suffered horribly from the magic of LGH's hood and the granma was the real heroine. She must have been a witch.
Andrew Lang's version is different from the original Grimm version in that both LRRH and the grandmother were eaten. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thinking about our last class

Happy, was able to get rid of the shy and participate.
Had a good time, thought the discoussin about were fairytales come from was useful, but it could have gone on longer.I like being here, feel safe and all the other kids are nice.
Oh, and did I say anything about the teacher?: Hey Miss Brooke, you rock!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood Fat Questions 2/18/2011

1. Do you think the mother should have sent Little Red Riding Hood on such a long way by herself? Why?

Yes and no. Yes because she knew the way and was described as being very good. I sounded to me like she had made the journey on her own before. No because she didn't seem to be mature enough to understand the possible dangers. She let her business be made known to the wolf, accepted his suggestion of how to get to granma's house, and then took her time getting there. She ran around the woods gathering flowers and doing other stuff when she should have been delivering the cakes and butter. I don't think the mother knew how LRRH would behave, so No outweighs Yes.

2. How is the wolf's end different from other common versions of Little Red Riding Hood? Explain.

This version is different from the original Grimm story in that the huntsman looks in the window and just shoots the wolf dead, In the original version LRRH is eaten by the wolf too. The hunter comes in, kills the wolf and cuts its body open and rescues both the grandmother and LRRH.

Thoughts on my first day at school

Yes, I was nervous and not well prepared for what went on but I'm grateful that I'm not the only one. I liked the activities, especially the "3 things" assignment (even though I can't draw my way out of a paper bag). I think this is going to be a great class, can't wait for tonight's.

Monday, February 14, 2011