We watched the last of the three Caminandes animated shorts. We studied the llama's feelings in this short and how they changed. We talked about the relationship between the llama and the penguin and thought about why the penguin might have brought all the berries to the llama at the end. We tied this in to our discussions today about friendship.
We listened to the story Be a Friend, by Salina Yoon. This is the story of a little boy who is a mime. He becomes lonely when the other children do not play with him. Ask me to tell you what a mime is and what happened at the end of the story.
We also read a beautiful National Geographic book written by Barbara Kerley with beautiful photographs from around the world of people with their friends.
In the afternoon we read You Will Be My Friend, by Peter Brown. This is such a great story about a bear who decides one day to make friends. Unfortunately her excitement and enthusiasm is too much, and she scares off many animals. And when the children try to make friends with her, she is scared of them! The children worked on some worksheets about the characters in the story as I tested, and will be working more with the character's feelings tomorrow as we reread the story. We will continue to do our Dibels testing in an attempt to finish most of it by Monday.
Have a nice evening!