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February 1, 2020

The Legend of the Beaver's Tail

by Stephanie Shaw

Summary

Vain Beaver is inordinately proud of his silky tail, to the point where he alienates his fellow woodland creatures with his boasting. When it is flattened in an accident (of his own making), he learns to value its new shape and seeks to make amends with his friends. Based on an Ojibwe legend.

January 29, 2020

Mela and the Elephant

by Dow Phumiruk

Summary

Mela sets out to explore the riverbank but, after refusing to take her brother with her, she gets her own lessons about kindness being its own reward.

Questions 

1) Do you think Mela’s little brother felt upset for not going with Mela in her adventure? Was that kind of Mela?

 2) Are all the animals kind to Mela as she encounters them? What things did she give them to try to get the anim...

May 22, 2019

How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids

by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer

Summary

Felix realizes all of us have invisible buckets, that gets filled or emptied by every interaction he has. When it’s empty, we feel awful. When it’s full, we feel great. Then he realizes that filling someone else’s bucket also fills his own! It also points out how much easier it is to forgive when our buckets are full!

Questions

1) What types of things emptied...

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