Archive for September, 2010


Monday, September 27th, 2010

As Jay walked home from school  he saw a man run by a lady and grab her purse. Should he:

  • mind his own business and not tell anyone what he saw?
  • find policewoman Paula and tell her what happened?

Is he snitching if he tells policewoman Paula?

Bobby sees his sister spill milk on the floor in the kitchen. Should he:

  • help her clean it up?
  • say ” I’m telling mom on you?

Is he snitching if he tells his mom that his little sister spilled milk?

Annie comes back early from lunch and sees a classmate take a pen and candy from Miss Pat’s desk. Should she:

  • take her seat and pretend she didn’t see anything?
  • tell Miss Pat what she saw?

Is Annie snitching if she tells Miss Pat what she saw?


Wendy’s Grandma Lives Far Away

Friday, September 17th, 2010

One of Wendy’s grandma lives in China and Wendy lives in the USA. It is her Dad’s mom.  She wants to get to know her grandma before she spends a month with her in China. It will be the first time she has met her grandma in person.

Wendy sends her grandma cards now and then. Her grandma doesn’t speak English but that is okay because Wendy speaks Chinese at home and goes to Chinese school on Saturdays.She speaks Chinese well enough to talk to grandma.

What are some things Wendy can do before she visits to feel more comfortable with her grandma? Do you think she should:

  • Ask her dad to tell her more about grandma so she knows what grandma likes and doesn’t like
  • Start e-mailing grandma and get to know her better
  • Send grandma pictures and ask her to send pictures
  • Make grandma a present to take to her in China
  • Ask Dad if you can call grandma once in awhile and talk to her

What else can Wendy do to feel more  at home when she stays with grandma in China? (more…)


Willie Wants a Dog

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Grandma Hattie and Grandpa Dooley know Willie misses his mom whose away in the Army but they are not so sure that getting him a dog is the best thing to do. They are busy taking care of him and Nellie, his sister, and don’t have the time or the energy to be picking up after a dog.

Willie promises to take care of a dog, but he has never had one before and really doesn’t know all he will have to do to take care of a dog. Do you? Can you circle all the things Willie will have to do to take care of a dog?

Take the dog for a walk 2-3 times a day (with a puppy even more times)

Put food out and clean up if the dog makes a mess

Make sure the dog always has water in his/ her bowl

Brush  the dog each week

Clean up after the dog if she/ he has a bathroom accident

Come home from a play date on time to walk the dog

Get up early every day to walk the dog

Can you think of anything else Willie will need to do?


What Can I Do To Take Care of Myself?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Each year you get bigger and stronger and need less and less help to take care of yourself.  Circle the things you can do now, without help,  to take care of yourself.

Wash myself when taking a bath

wash my hair

brush my teeth

brush and comb my hair

go to the bathroom by myself

get dressed

tie my shoes

make my bed

pack my schoolbag

pour  a glass of milk  or water

make a sandwich

fix a snack

Wow, there’s lots to do…but you are a “Can Do” Kid and pretty soon you will be able to do all of these things to take care of yourself.


Do I Have To?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

You have finished your homework and got your things ready for school for the next day. Dinner is over and there is a really fun show on TV that you want to see. Then mom says, “Time to take your bath and get ready for bed.”  Then you say, “Why do I have to take a bath? I’m not dirty.”

Circle what you can you say to make mom change her mind about bath time.

1.I’ll take my bath as soon as the show is over.

2. Please mom, can I  just see my show and then I will take my bath?

3. Mom, I promise to take a quick bath and go right to bed  if I can just see my show.

Why did you choose the answer you did?

Ask your mom the answer she would most like to hear.