Have you seen the Wii Bear?

Filed in Gather Writing Essential by on January 26, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday I read the “Three Bears” by Galdone to my third graders. This was a new story for about three quarters of my class. One youngster had heard the story before and proclaimed it “Awesome”.


The edition I read calls the cub a “wee” bear. After several repitions of the word wee, one student asked “Where is the Wii Game? When do we get to play it? I laughed to myself as I realized I was in the presence of “digital natiives”. They even explained that Wii was spelled w – i – i.


I ran through the story mentally applying modern meanings to this traditional story. It certainly painted a different picture in my mind. As I explained the contextual meaning my students nodded their understanding, but looked around hoping to see a Wii Bear.

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