Last week, Audrey's mom read Grimm's Fairy Tale, Rapunzel, to the class. The children then made a castle with a braided strand of blonde hair flowing out of the window. They took home a treat bag of fruit snacks and two fresh radishes. Why were radishes given?
Rapunzel, also called rampion, is a leafy plant with roots eaten in salads in Europe. The roots are like what we know as radishes.
In the beginning of this tale an expectant mother craves the rampion plant growing in the garden of a dangerous enchantress. The husband steals it, is caught, and promises to give his child to this woman in exchange for his life. This child is named Rapunzel!
The children were working together in their Reading Practice Books identifying Vocabulary Words and the Author's Purpose for Writing.