Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"and this goes the water so scary."

we talked about japan today.

michelle said: "and this goes the water so scary. ms wendi, some people died. i see on the tv."

we demonstrated an earthquake at circle time, and we saw how shaking can make a house fall down.

we saw how shaking can make water move.

jian hao: "the people run, run, as fast as you can. the water coming."

we talked about how we don't have big earthquakes here in chicago, and we don't live near the ocean, so we can't have tsunamis. i thought it important to point this out. but when i asked how they would feel if they lived in japan and their house got broken or their family got lost, they knew. they could imagine.

"so sad. so scared."

we looked at photos from the newspaper and saw that everything, everything is broken.

and we decided. we have to help them.

how can we help?

"i want to make the airplane, and they can go to china, get food."
"i dont know what to say, i don't know how to speak japanese."
"we can help them make the houses."
"bob the builder can go there, make the houses."
"if our house get broken, the japan people help us."

i said "you know what? we can send money. then people can buy medicine, food, blankets."

"i can bring my money! i have money!"
"i have a quarter."
"i tell my mommy, daddy."

so we are going to bring the money we have, and put it all together, and send it to help japan.

1 comment:

  1. you just changed their little lives. again.

    you're an inspiration, ms. wendi!