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Kindness

Kindness

$42.00Price

Twig, by Elizabeth Orton Jones:

Twig was just a plain, ordinary little girl who lived on the fourth floor of a "high sort of house" in the city. The back yard behind that house was Twig's little world. It was a bare little world, with nothing but a dandelion and a stream of drainpipe water to make it beautiful; with nobody but Old Boy, the ice-wagon horse, Old Girl, the cat, and the Sparrows, to keep Twig company. But one day, out in the alley, Twig found an empty tomato can, with pictures of bright red tomatoes all rround it. When it was upside down, it looked like a pretty little house, just the right size for a fairy! Twig stood it upside down next to the dandelion, not far from the stream. And this is the story of what happened in and around that little house one Saturday afternoon.

 

The Lion and The Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney:

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.

 

Everyone wants to be treated with kindness, that’s why it’s so important to read about those who are kind! Whether you are in your own backyard or the African Serengeti, kindness is never very far away. Join us as we read about how a little kindness can go a long way! 

 

  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3 
  • Instructor: Mrs. Eve Babb
  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Duration: 4 classes
  • Dates: March 6* - April 3, 2024
    • No class March 27, 2024
  • Required Materials:
    • Twig, by Elizabeth Orton Jones
    • The Lion and The Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney

 

Eve Babb is a student at Southern Virginia University majoring in Business Management and Leadership. She has had a life-long passion for both British royalty and traveling. Over the years, Eve has deepened her knowledge of the British royalty’s history - palaces, pets, fashions, political policies, scandals, security, etc. -  through countless documentaries, books, research, and culminating in a visit to the Mother country herself, England. When she was ten years old, she moved to Italy for two years, allowing her to travel the Western coast of Europe. Her opportunities to travel throughout Western Europe didn’t end there, and her passion for and appreciation of the different cultures of the world has led her to hope for a career in international development.

 

Teaching style: hands-on activities, storytelling, problem-solving activities, group discussion, explore different cultures

 

Student & Parent Reviews:

  • Ms. Eve is so nice and I really like having class with her. I loved making a paper bunny and learning how to write my own story. —Johnny, student
  • I am so glad that my son had Mrs. Eve as a teacher. She does a wonderful job making sure all of her students get involved and she really helps her students understand the literary themes. —Evelyn, parent
  • She is a delightful teacher! I am so happy with everything my kid has learned from her. She does a great job making sure that every student is heard and participates. Bethany, parent