Morah Katie: If you were on Safari and you saw a lion, how far away would you want to set up your camp, 1 mile or 5 miles?
Olivia: 5 miles.
Morah Katie: I would too, we can hear a lion's roar from 5 miles away. If a lion was at the mall and it roared, we would hear it here at The Gan. If it was at Dizzy Castle, it would be very loud, and we would know we really need to keep our eyes open. But if it is a sunny, hot day, what can we expect a lion to do?
Maya: Sleep in the sun.
Lochlan: But they also run really fast after their prey.
Morah Katie: Yes, when trying to get food they will run fast, but for most of the day, they SLEEP! Lions can be quite lazy, just sleeping in the sun.
Clearly, we are not like lazy lions at The Gan, we are quite busy.
Lochlan: The mom and sister lions go to find the food.
We are like a pride of lions at The Gan, we are a team.
We work better when we are looking out for everyone.
Morah Katie: How can we be like a pride of lions, working like a team?
Olivia: We can clean up the toys together.
Jade: We can help others.
Sadie: I can play with my friends.
Lochlan: Sharing is nice.
We had 8 children at school the day I asked: What do you think is the most interesting thing about a lion?
Two answered: That it runs fast after its prey.
Six answered: That they sleep all day in the sun.
This could be a biased answer because this was the new fact they learned that day.
Regardless of the reason it stuck with them.
I now have a new way to describe being patient and waiting, "try to be like a lazy, sleeping lion in the sun while you wait."
We'll see if it is a successful image to focus their attention.
Additionally, I asked them to use their feet like a lazy lion walking to a sunny spot when they walk in classroom.
That was not the only focus on feet this week.