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Llama Llama Misses Mama is a book about little Llama on his first day of school. At the beginning of the day, Llama is sad and misses his mamma. Why did she have to leave? Will she come back? By the end of the day Llama has made new friends and has learned how much fun school can be! This story is great for teaching about the schedule of the school day, and for discussing what to do when we miss someone. The rhyming text makes this book fun to read aloud. This is a perfect story to read at the beginning of the school year when some children might be feeling just like little Llama!
In Touch With Feeling
Talk about feeling alone or missing someone. When do we miss them? Why? How we call tell them we miss them?
Making ‘Miss You’ cards
When one of my students is having a hard day we talk about our feeling and how we can tell someone we miss them “without our tears’. A couple years ago a student of mine wanted to write a card for her mom to tell her that she missed her and was having a hard day. This was a great break through. We as a class, then made a writing center to make cards for someone to let them know we missed them.
Now making a card is the first option I throw out when one of my kids is sad. It works fantastically!