Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Native American Cinderella and our dreamcatchers

We shared some Native American stories, including a version of Cinderella called 'The Rough-faced Girl'. Both the story and the pictures were really different to the other versions we had read.  

We watched a short video of a storyteller sharing a traditional Native American tale. You can watch it here.

We learnt about the importance of dreamcatchers in Native American culture. They believe that if the dreamcatcher is hung over the bed the good dreams will be caught and will slide down the strings and feathers to the sleeper. Meanwhile the bad dreams get caught and held in the net and disappear with the light of day.

We made our own dreamcatchers. 


  1. That's great to have stories, and then things to make too!

  2. I like your Cinderella in chile instead of princess and the pea they do princess and the bean

  3. Wow year two! I love the dream catchers.

  4. That sounds like a fun thing to do,I would like todo it in my class. Why not have a look at are class 3bm at: