CLEO COMES TO TOWN (Episode
In a flashback, we see how Cleo shook things up when she first moved
to the island. T-Bone learns to accept a new friend in the neighborhood.
Big Idea: Believe in Yourself
Children learn to be good friends through experience, through practice,
and even through talking about friendships. Discussions about ways to
welcome newcomers and share with them will help children build:
- social and emotional skills
- appreciation and understanding of cultural and social diversity
We can learn a lot learn from newcomerseverything from where they
came from to what they like to eat. Introduce the child to various cultures
and geographies to:
- enrich experiences
- build appreciation of the child's own background
- build appreciation of others' backgrounds
With a Group:
If you are welcoming a new child to your group, give everyone a chance
to get to know one another. If the student is from another community,
invite him or her to tell what the community was like. Ask the child
to teach the group a game, song, or dance.
Assign children to interview one another in pairs. Give them a few
sample questions to ask, such as:
- Who is in your family?
- What is your favorite storybook?
- Where were you born?
- If you have lived somewhere else, what was that like?
Urge them to think of other questions to ask. Allow time for the pairs
to interview one another. Then have the children in a pair introduce
each other to the entire group and share what they learned about each