Circle time today was “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney. This book tells the story of a little girl that had two big goals in life: Seeing the world, and making the world a better place. To make the world a better place, she eventually decides to throw flower seeds into the wind as she walks through town each day, and the people began to call her “the crazy lupine lady”, although when the flowers begin to make them happy, they change her name to simply “the lupine lady”.
This story sparked a great discussion about how we can do even just little things, as simple as a smile, to bring happiness and joy to others. We also talked about how important it is to recycle, take care of plants and animals, and how we should be nice and friendly and kind.