Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wally and His Witch Friend

“Wiiii, hiii, hiiii, hiii, hiiii,” came the sound.

It was early evening and Wally wanted to play and watch television.  When he heard the sound, he grabbed the blanket and covered his head.  He was trembling with fear. 

Wally waited and heard no more.  He waited again for a few minutes, but it was so silent.  Whoever made that sound would be gone now he thought and removed the blanket on his head.

Wally looked around his room and found no one around.  He smiled and threw the blanket on his bed then sat down again to watch his favorite cartoon movie.  All of a sudden, Wally heard a sound at his back.  He turned his head to see an old woman wearing a brown dress.  She has a pointed brown hat too.

“Who are you?”  Wally asked in a trembling voice.

“I am a witch.”  The old woman said.

Wally stood and stepped to run but before he could run out of the room the witch waved her wand and said.  “Sit down.”

Wally found himself obeying the witch.  He said softly, “What do you want from me?”
“I want to talk to you,” said the witch.

Wally said nothing.  He was thinking of something.  He can grab the bat and hit the witch then run as fast as he can to find her mom in the kitchen.

The witch walked to Wally and said, “Fear not my dear, Wally.  I know what you are thinking.  If you do that I will turn you into a mouse then you cannot hit me or anybody else.”

Wally sat looking at the witch.  He wondered how the witch learned about him.  Maybe his mom told the witch that he is not a good boy.

The witch said, “I know what you are thinking.  Your mom never told me anything but I know what you are, Wally.  I know that you are not a good boy to the people around you.”

Wally said nothing.  He was scared.  What will the witch do to him?

Then the witch said, “I will not hurt you but promise me you should be a good boy from now on.”

Wally slowly nodded his head then closed his eyes.  When he opened his eyes; the witch is not there anymore.  Wally looked around.  He rubbed his eyes to make sure he was not dreaming.

Suddenly, he heard a knock on the door.  He ran to get it and found his mom carrying the tray with the steaming breakfast of fried rice, egg, and hot dog.  Beside the plate of food was his glass of milk; his favorite breakfast drink.

Wally swallowed then said, “Oh, mommy, good morning and thank you for bringing my breakfast.”  He happily helped his mom put down the tray on the table beside his bed.

Wally’s mom rounded her eyes and opened her mouth with wonder.  Wally is acting differently that morning like he was really a good boy.

“How’s Wally today?  Did you have a good dream?”  Mommy asked.

Wally shook his head and looked at his mom.  “I wonder how it feels to be a good boy.”

Mommy looked at Wally for a long time then said, “It feels great to be good.  Many people will love you.”

Wally smiled and hugged his mom.  “Mom, I promise to be good from now on.”

Mommy shrugged.  She doesn’t know what happened.

Read then answer the questions.
1. What is the name of the boy in the story?  __________________________
2. What was he doing when the woman suddenly appeared?
3. What did the witch tell Wally to do?
4. Why was mother surprised when Wally when Wally acted like a good boy that morning?
5. What did Wally promise his mom to do?
6. What lesson did you learn from the story?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bzz-Bzz, Wake Up Polly

Polly stretched on her bed sleepily and yawned.  She was still too sleepy to get down from her bed.  She lay again and closed her eyes.

There was something wrong as she tried to open her eyes and closed them again.  Someone was murmuring in her ears.  She tried to listen and found out that it was a bee buzzing something in her ears.

She looked at the bee and smiled. “What are you trying to tell me?”  She asked.

The bee flapped its wings and looked at Polly.  “Well. Polly.  Do you remember what day is today?  The bee asked.

Polly shook her fuzzy head and looked at the bee with a puzzled look.  “Don’t disturb me,” Polly said and waved away her hand to shoo away the bee.

“Buzz, buzz,” came the bee again.  Polly wanted to get rid of the bee and enjoy the softness of her pillow.
The bee said, “You are forgetting that today is still Monday and it’s time to wake up and take your breakfast because you are going to school.”

Polly once again waved her hand to shoo the bee.

Just then, a loud buzz awakened Polly to her senses.  She sat up on her bed and looked around.  Was there really a bee in her room?  She heard her mommy’s voice as she got down from her bed.  Then she looked at the smiling clock on the side table of her bed and smiled.  It was still buzzing.  Now she knew that there wasn’t any bee in her room.

Polly ran downstairs and kissed her mommy good morning.  She has to hurry if she doesn’t want to be late.

Answer the Questions:

1.       Who stretched on her bed sleepily?
2.       Why did Polly think someone was buzzing in her ears?
3.       Was there really a bee buzzing? 
4.       What do you think was Polly hearing?
5.       Connect yourself to Polly and tell one situation where you felt the same thing as Polly?


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Simple Easy to Make Art Projects for Young Kids

Young children love arts and crafts.

Arts and crafts are two of the favorite activities of young children. It is important that you know what kinds of artworks and crafts you are going to teach the children.

 The very young ones can do their crafts with your help. The older children can sometimes do their crafts on their own but you have to watch them work so that they will do their crafts right.

 The artworks:

1. caterpillar - cut green circles and let the children paste them one after the other on a white plain paper so that it will look like a caterpillar. Let them draw the legs, eyes, and antennae. You can also let them color the background.

2. fish - cut colored paper that look like waves. This if for the scales of the fish. It is better if the children will use different colors. Trim the edges when the scales are already pasted. Draw the eyes abd fins.

3. Clown - cut diffferent shapes for the body, pants, arms head and balloons. Let the childrem paste them in a white plain paper. Let them draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the clown. They should also draw the strings of the balloon. The children can color the bacjground.

These are simple projects for the little kids.