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WAL Paul Bunyan 1

WAL Paul Bunyan 1

WAL Paul Bunyan 1

September 30, 2022 -- Paul Bunyan, the fictional, giant lumberjack from classic American folktales, came to life today at Walnut Street Elementary. It was the exciting culmination to the second grade's Amplify CKLA tall tales unit.

Students gathered in the cafeteria where they met Paul Bunyan, aka Principal Kevin McCann (who happens to have the perfect beard to play the part!), asked him questions, and enjoyed a flapjack breakfast.

The unit introduced students to classic fairy tales and tall tales, along with the well-known lessons they teach. The lessons establish the foundation for more in-depth understanding of these stories in future grades. Students were also introduced to the settling of the American frontier and some of the settlers' occupations.

Students had an awesome time, but we're left wondering if Babe, his 5,000-pound blue ox, was too big to fit through the front door.