Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Molly's Pilgrim

This week we are watching the movie "Molly's Pilgrim", based on the book written my Barbara Cohen. It is story about a young Russian girl, Molly, that is learning to adjust to her new life in America. Molly expresses a desire to return to Russia, caused by children in her class teasing her because she is different. As they prepare for Thanksgiving, and Molly brings in a pilgrim doll that doesn't look like the others in the class, her teacher helps the children to understand why Molly and her contribution is an important part of their class.

Friday, November 7, 2008

What's up in November...

In November, and carrying over into December, we will be reading about Thanksgiving and other celebrations around the world. We will also be discussing friendship,and gratitude as well as exploring other cultures and traditions from their celebrations.