Today, we begin with a favourite book with themes of kindness, caring and connecting to others, important values for us to think about at this time.

This book is one that resonates with what is happening in the world around us: Stone Soup. This traditional folk tale has many versions from around the world. All tell the tale of town folk that had shuttered their windows and hearts to each other but learned the importance of caring and sharing within their community from strangers and a pot of soup.

ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS

In this time of isolation and staying home, what can you do to care for and connect to your community?

 

STEP 1
In your Food Journal, make a list of things you can do for your family or neighbourhood.

STEP 2
Choose one and take action on it.

STEP 3
Write about what you chose to do and what happened? How did this make you feel? How did it make the other person feel?

 

A version we like is Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth (2003, Scholastic Press) but you can find many interpretations of this wise tale. Below are two different links retelling this book. Enjoy all the versions of this tale and look for what they have in common.

Curriculum Connections

Core Competencies

Core Competencies

Social Studies

Social Studies

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

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