While working on the letter Ss, we listened to several different versions of the story Stone Soup. The story is about some hungry soldiers who are traveling and come to a town where the townspeople are not willing to share food or lodging with the weary soldiers. The soldiers ask if they could borrow a pot, which the townspeople willingly give them. They fill the pot with water and put it over a fire to boil. As the townspeople become curious, the soldiers explain that they are making stone soup. The townspeople watch as the soldiers add stones they have washed to the pot of boiling water. They get the townspeople to add ingredients to the soup by saying things like; "It smells good now, but it would smell even better if we had some carrots!" At which point the townspeople run back to their homes to get the needed vegetable/ingredient. Soon the townspeople have been coaxed to share the very food they initially hid from the soldiers, and at the end of the story, everyone sat down to share the stone soup together. We made our own stone soup using Mrs. Lewis' soup stone that she has used for 25 years!! (It still makes a great soup!) We washed and scrubbed the stone, then added the ingredients the children brought in to share in the soup. It simmered all day and smelled amazing! At the end of the day, we sat down and enjoyed our stone soup together. Soup from a stone, fancy that! For more photos click here.
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