I´m not very fond of showing myself on social networking sites. This is the first time you will see me on screen.
The thing is I found out about kamishibai quite by chance one night while I was on my Pinterest account. It immediately called my attention and knew I had to get one for myself. It is every now and then that I fancy these simple, cute but effective gadgets that make classes more surprising, bearable and creative.
Just a few week before I discovered kamishiba I had prepared a didactic sequence featuring classic tales, stereotypes and fractured tales. I wanted my students to read The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch but finally decided to buy my own butai and design my own kamishibai cards using the illustrations and the words in the tale.
I wanted my butai to be for A4 paper sheets. Even though it might be a bit small (the normal size for it is A3), I though it w...
A few months ago, I compiled some of the best read aloud and read along websites for children. The tales you can find there are so varied and so much fun! I wanted to finish my school year with 1st ESO students reading and enjoying a tale which has some characteristics of fairy tales (so foreseeable) and some others more surprising and eye-opening.
Why not make students aware that classic fairy tales are full of stereotype characters that do not fit in real life anymore? Why can't girls be as brave as boys? or do the same things they do?
By analysing classic fairy tales students will discover attitudes and behaviours that are no longer valid in our society. The Paper Bag Princess, although set in a medieval atmosphere, will show a completely new perspective on girls´ role in fairy tales. Why should girls wait for prince charming to rescue them when they can decide for themselves and take the helm...