Thursday, 27 November 2008

Where Your Treasure Is, there your heart will be also

So, I was telling the kids the story of Beowulf today. What? The story of Beowulf is too gross and violent for 3-5 year olds? Lalala I can't hear you!

Anyways, I'm up to the part where the servant sneaks into the dragon's cave and sees the treasure. I go into detail - there are diamonds as big as my foot, rubies as big as your head, crowns that fit giants, etc etc etc. "There is every type of treasure hidden in the cave!"

Big Ella looks at me and asks excitedly, "Even cupcakes?"

And Ella joins the rank of my aphid babies. Hyper, blonde, and SUGAR ADDICTED aphid babies.


Alexis Fajardo said...

Your students might enjoy this version of Beowulf too:

Sam-Is-Mad said...

I just told them it, it wasn't a read-aloud version. I like the kids translation/paraphrase by Robert Nye (beware - he changed the end) which I read a few days ago.