He’s a mean one for sure and for certain…until his heart melts and he saves Christmas for all the Whos in WhoVille. Our first graders spent the day working with one of their favorite seasonal characters while doing core-curricular lessons using Dr. Suess’ famous Christmas story. As one child told me, “He’s a mean one, that Mr. Grinch, but he finally ‘gets’ it you know!” Of course, this brings us to our question for the day: “Which literary character from a holiday story is your favorite and what lesson does this character teach you?” I have many character favorites and each one teaches a variety of important lessons. When talking about the Grinch, though, he learns how a JOY shared is a JOY made double. While leaving the first grade hallway, I hear a little song and a ‘Merry GRINCHmas’ from my first grade friends; it’s truly a blessing to share the JOY (and some important lessons) of the holiday with our learners! 🙂
Note: Our class holiday parties are tomorrow at LME: HS/KG/1st/2nd @ 9:00-10:00; 3rd/4th/5th @ 1:30-2:30.
My favorite is Rudolph (from the claymation film). He was always kind and did his best to help others, and in the end he was rewarded for that. =]