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Say Hello



Say Hello
 by Jack and Michael Foreman is the beginning of our inquiry into friendship.  Relationships can begin with a simple hello. It is a fitting book for our children as many are new to Creative Minds and finding someone to play with may be overwhelming. Through the story, the children are able to see how two characters (a boy and a dog) feel when they are not asked to play and how a greeting can initiate play.



Making puppets of the boy and the dog.
Dramatizing the story.

Ways we say hello:


 











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