We met with our Bear Cub Buddies today. We talked about empathy and re-read one of our favorite books called I Walk With Vanessa, by the husband and wife team called Kerascoët. This wordless picture book shows how important it is for all of us to be aware of others and what is happening with them. This book is about a young girl who moves to a new school and is confronted by a bully. One young girl witnesses this and thinks about how she can help this girl. Ask me to tell you what she does and how the story ends. We talked about how this girl showed she was empathetic and what she chose to do because of her feelings. We thought about a time we were empathetic and made bubbles to fill in the word kind in our hallway with the other kindergartens and third grade. It looks great, and shares little stories of how we are focused on learning to be empathetic.
We read a book set in West Virginia today for our Read the U.S.A. book. The book we read was Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver. This is a special state for me because my mother's family, as well as my mother, are from West Virginia. The pictures in the book are really cute because they are like a quilt, but they show things you would see in a trip through West Virginia. Be sure to read the postcard for a fun fact about where this song was written!
Have a nice evening!