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Kindness and Optimism

Kindness and Optimism

$48.00Price

In this class, we will talk about the incredible things kindness can do! Whether it’s spending more time with a friend, doing something kind for a stranger, or volunteering to do service to others, kindness helps us create meaningful relationships with others. There is no better way to learn how one can do small things to make a big difference than through books like Twig and Cheerful!

 

  • Day and Time: Monday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Dates: October 14, 2024 - November 4, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required materials: 
    • Twig, by Elizabeth Orton Jones
      Cheerful, by Palmer Brown

 

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 backyard 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 around 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.

 

Cheerful, by Palmer Brown

This is the tale of a little church mouse named Cheerful who lives in the city with his parents; his brother, Solemnity; and his sisters, Faith and Hope. Cheerful and his brother and sisters spend their time frolicking in the rainbow shadows cast by the church’s stained-glass windows and dining on the crumbs of wedding cakes. But while Solemnity, Faith, and Hope are happy to live in the bustling city, Cheerful’s favorite spot has always been the greenest patches of light under the windows. His dream is to settle in the country, and one day he bids his family farewell and sets off on an adventure.

 

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