The Seven Brothers -Project

alexis_kivi_1

Saturday, the 10th of October is Alexis Kivi Day in Finland. Alexis Kivi is considered the father of Finnish literature and is most famous for having written The Seven Brothers.  English Class fourth graders participated in a week long Seven Brothers project with English Class first graders.

The project began with a joint reading session where the children explored the text and pictures of Mauri Kunnas’ children’s book versions of The Seven Dog Brothers in both English and Finnish. Both classes continued exploration of the books in their own classes. The first graders completed worksheets and even a maze related to Alexis Kivi.

alexis_kivi_2

In a workshop session both classes worked together to create seven figures representing each of the seven brothers. The brothers are proudly displayed on the cupboard doors in the corridor between the first grade and fourth grade classrooms and below for all to see.

alexis_kivi_3

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s