Enjoy the ageless and timeless wisdom of Aesop and his fables with this unique cross curricular resource of stories, original songs and activities that teach important lessons in life AND entertain at the same time! Bring the stories of the Ant and the Grasshopper, the Fox and the Grapes, the Lion and the Mouse and more to life through singing, movement, costumes, and staging. Created for grades 1-5, some stories are more fitting for primary-age students, and some more appealing for those in the upper elementary grades. This collection can be performed together on the 'big stage' or separately in the classroom - perfect for that special PTA presentation coming up! Connect across the curriculum with creative extension ideas for language arts, creative writing, art, math and science. The resourceful Teacher Edition includes full accompanied songs, reproducible fables in easy rhyming format and singer songsheets, riser choreography, performance suggestions and classroom activities. Fables include the stories of the Lion and the Mouse, the Ant and the Grasshopper, the Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Crow and the Pitcher, the Farmer and the Stork, the Fox and the Grapes, the Tortoise and the Hare, and the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Available: Teacher Collection (with reproducible student pages), Performance/Accompaniment CD, and Classroom Kit (Teacher Ed and P/A CD). For Gr. 1-5.