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Sorry, the original story by Jean
Stangi is no longer
available on this site. If you Google it, I'm sure you'll find it
This is my retelling of the story and
I haven't done this project with my students in a few years,
so I'm going to ad-lib as I go.
There once was a little witch who
needed a house to live in. One October day a strong wind blew a
piece of orange paper
through the air and it landed right at
the little witch's feet. Picking it up, she realized that it would
be perfect for her
new house! First she folded the
paper in half. (fold paper horizontally and hold on the fold while reading
Next, she cut the corner off each side
to make a roof. (snip off the 2 top corners) She was so proud
of her new house.
It was going to be just perfect!
Then she realized she needed a door to get inside. So she cut a tiny
little door that would
be just right for her to go through
with her pointy hat (cut space for nose) and then she went
Inside the house was very dark and she
realized that she needed a window to let in some light, so she cut out a
(cut square for eyes) As she was
going in and out decorating her new house, she began to think about having
and inviting her friends over to see
her new home. As she began to plan she realized that she would need
a larger door
so that her friends could come inside,
so she cut a larger door beside her tiny, little door. (cut mouth)
Finally, she had her home finished and
was ready for the party!
Do you want to see how her house
looked inside? If so, open it up and take a look!
(unfold the paper to show the jack