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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).

 

Thursday, March 5th ~ Ms. Mimi’s story time

Hello, boys and girls.  Welcome to Ms. Mimi’s Storytime.

Today, I’d like to share with you “Stick and Stone”.  I hope you enjoy it.

“Stick and Stone” by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld.        Please click here.

 

At the end of the story, you may want to think about answering these questions:

  1. Stick and Stone, why were they lonely in the beginning of the story?
  2. Do you think being alone can be fun?
  3. What do you think of Pinecone who made fun of Stone when he fell off the swing?
  4. When needed, would you help and stick up for your friends?
  5. What do you like to do together with your friends?
  6. If you see someone alone and who seems lonely, do you think you can be their friend?

 

Can you find the number that looks like Stone? Stick? Or, Stick + Stone together?

 

            Suggested activities with Origami paper

Would you like to make something with Origami, a square piece of paper?   Happy folding!
Make sure you fold the paper on a flat surface, like a table, and not in the air, so you can make a nice crease (fold).
How about making a heart? Let’s make lots of hearts in different colors and sizes, and share them with people you love.
(please click the word “heart” above)
  Or, a tulip?
(please click the word “tulip” above)
(please click the word “fish” above)

‘Till next time, take care.  And don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly.  Stay healthy!

Thinking of you,

Ms. Mimi