|The Springfield girls read
the story of the "Blue Fish", published in a poster of the
June, 2001 edition of
Scholastic's Junior Education and based on a traditional tale from
Lesotho, South Africa. We wanted to use an African Cinderella story and
found that the "Junior education" issue of June, 2001(ISSN
0309-398406), Scholastic had a
feature article and an A3 poster on a powerful and poignant story called
"The Blue Fish" - a traditional tale retold by Hugh Lupton.
The girls only realized near the end that it had similarities to the
Cinderella story they already knew so well!
We used "Inspiration", Storybook Weaver, MS Word and PowerPoint to write our versions of the African Cinderella story, the "Blue Fish."
Please visit our Cinderella web site to see a Power Point presentation, more photos, poetry, and graphic organizers.
South African Curriculum and Assessment Standards
(based on the National Policy on Whole School Education evaluation)
Performance ratings covered
The overall performance was rated using the following scale:
5 ® Outstanding
This project covered some the following developmental standards:
"Extracurricular activities activities, such as trips, visits, school contests, cultural, artistic, sportive and technical scientific activities that are outside the school’s normal timetable " provided by the school for learners.