Today we read a wonderful book called Pinduli, by Janell Cannon. This is the story about a little hyena who goes off to play on the savanna, but is teased by other animals about how she looks. Ask me to tell you who teased her and why. She tries to change the way she looks each time an animal teases her, and finally she is covered in gray dirt and has her ears down instead of high on her head. The other animals see her and think she is The Great Spirit. Each animal confesses that they teased a young hyena, and they all think that is why The Great Spirit has come. As the animals talk, it turns out that all of them had also been teased by others. We learned about being ourselves, and not changing because of what others think. But we also learned another lesson from this story. Ask me to tell you what I learned.
In math we played Race to Ten. We used two dice, one a standard die, and one with just 1, 2 and 3 on it. We rolled the die and practiced counting on. We worked with a partner to try and get four cats and dogs to ten in each column.
Have a nice evening!