Monday, March 16th ~ Ms. Mimi’s story time

Hello boys and girls,

According to the Chinese calendar, 2020 is the year of the Rat.  So I thought of sharing with you a book about Lola, the rat.

My story is called “I Love You So Much”  by Carl Norac, illustrated by Claude K. Dubois

Please click the title below.

I Love You So Much


Here are some questions for you.

1 Your mommy and daddy, are they busy in the morning?  What are they doing?

2  Do you like to talk to them in the morning?

3 After getting up, what are some of the things you need to do to get ready for school?

4 How did Lola come to school?  How do you come to school?  By school bus, by train, by car or on foot?

5 Do you like running games, like Lola? What’s your favorite game during recess?

6 What were the special words that Lola wanted to tell her Mommy and Daddy?

7 Why was Lola sulky (quiet and unhappy) at dinner time? Why did she feel nobody cared for her?

8 How do you let your Mommy and Daddy know how much you love them?

9 Do you have special words for them, too?

Here’s a short video on how to sign “I love you”.


Suggested activities: 

Craft time!  Would you like to make “I love you” sign using your traced hand?

The sign “I love you” with one hand looks like this.

1 Trace your right hand on a piece of paper, and cut it out. Turn it over so your thumb is showing on the right.

2  As in the picture, make sure your thumb and pointer are making the letter  L (for love).

3  Bending your middle and ring fingers,  glue the two fingers on your palm, and have your pinky point up.

Now your hand is saying “I love you”!

4   Mount it on a colored paper, and give it to the person you love.  You can even make a heart with origami, and paste it.


How about a song Skidamarink using sign language?


If you are interested in learning more sign language, here’s a phonic song using sign language (the first four minutes).


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