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Principal's Book of the Month
Our book of the month for January is The Little Red Hen retold by Jerry Pinkney.  The beloved story of the hardworking hen and her lazy neighbors is appropriate to the understanding of fairness.  After the animals continue to refuse the busy hen’s requests for help, they are comically surprised when she won’t share what she made with them.

     By featuring this humorous book we hope that while our students are laughing at the exploits of the lazy animals, they will grasp the fairness of the animals’ punishment.  Since the animals refused to help the hen, they don’t get to share the delicious bread.

     As we study the character trait of fairness, we will be focusing on the Golden Rule: treat people the way you want to be treated.  What can you, as a parent, do to teach the importance of fairness?  Talk with your child about the importance of being fair with people.  Make sure he/she knows that it is important to you, and that it will lead to stronger friendships.  Remember that you are an important role model for your child.  If you treat people fairly, your child will learn from you. 

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