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Kindergarteners at Granby Elementary Parade as Royalty

Granby Elementary was treated to a royal parade recently, as Kindergarten teachers lead their students through the halls, wearing jeweled crowns and carrying scepters.

Aryan Khera, Avery Munez and Bailie Garbutt of Jessica Frost’s class stroll the Granby Elementary hallways as royalty during a school parade.
Aryan Khera, Avery Munez and Bailie Garbutt of Jessica Frost’s class stroll the Granby Elementary hallways as royalty during a school parade.

The parade was part of a culminating activity on the Common Core listening and speaking unit on kings and queens.

Kindergarteners have been listening to read-alouds about kings and queens and royal families.

Many of the fictional rhymes, poems, and stories in this domain are classic, well-loved tales.

Students in Mary Ellen Ellis’s kindergarten class read King Midas and the Golden Touch,a story told in Greece long ago during a time where people made up tales to teach a lesson.

In the book a rich king wishes for something foolish, and learns a lesson a valuable lesson about consequences.

By listening to a variety of texts, the kindergarteners built on their understanding of the responsibilities, lifestyle, and customs associated with royalty throughout history.

Pictured are students from Mary Ellen Ellis’ kindergarten class at Granby Elementary School.
Pictured are students from Mary Ellen Ellis’ kindergarten class at Granby Elementary School.