Tuesday, 21 January 2014

How to Get Back at a Tuna Fish

Last week we continued our look at "Swimmy", and participated in an activity that shows what team work can accomplish. All of the classes that visited the Library painted a small fish using a stamp (Just like Leo Leoni did) and the end result is just pretty amazing. Our students got together and created something by working as a team. 

Whose afraid of the big bad wolf... I mean fish?

Well this week we kept it light and read a funny book. You may have heard of the "Scaredy Squirrel" series. We read "Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend" by Melanie Watt, and what this fun story teaches us is that sometimes you need a helping hand. Teamwork is not just about working and school, but its also about play.

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday observed in the United States. We will be talking about him next week and looking at how he worked with a large group of people to make some changes.

In the meanitime, we will be working on another team activity that we will be showing you next week. If your children liked Swimmy or Scaredy, there are more titles by Leo Leonni and Melanie Watt in our Library. 

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

What happens when a tuna fish eats all your friends?

Welcome back!

This month we will be focusing on texts that center around teamwork, our character education trait. This week we have been reading an award wining book called "Swimmy" by Leo Leonni. Below is an excerpt from

Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.

If your children enjoyed this book, we have many other Leo Lionni titles in our collection. Below is another document to support discussions at home about working as a team.

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