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Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Quick Mouse

A gray mouse scampered by.
The lion said,
"Stay and play."

squeaked the mouse
and hurried away.

  Lazy Lion is looking for a friend.  He thought Mouse would be his friend.  But, Mouse ran away.  Why do you think Mouse ran?  How do you think Lion felt?  How do you think Mouse felt?
  Some schools have a "friendship" bench.  When a child needs someone to play with they sit on the bench until another child comes to ask them to play.  Does your school have a friendship bench?
  Can you write a poem today about being friends or friendship?  Have fun writing.

A person of great fortune counts his wealth in friends, but you only really need one good friend.


  1. Joy,
    I'm so glad the story continues. I look forward to what happens next. I loved the idea of a friendship bench. I'm going to share this one on Facebook for my "F" word challenge. Would you consider posting some things from your school visits?

    1. Thanks, Linda, for being my good friend. I think I learned about the friendship bench on Facebook. Here on Kauai we have walk to school days several times a year. Today was one for my local elementary. I felt sorry for the children who participated because it was raining hard this morning.
      What do you want to know about my school visits? I have fun with the children and I hope they have fun with me writing poetry.

    2. I love your story Joy and the bench idea is wonderful

    3. Jessica, the bench idea isn't mine. I read about it on Facebook.