The Teacher from the Black Lagoon

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Author: Mike Thaler

Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd

Synopsis: On the first day of school, a boy falls asleep and dreams that he is assigned to Mrs. Green’s class. In his nightmare, Mrs. Green is a monster with a tail and smoke coming out of her nostrils. He is so happy when he awakes to see the real Mrs. Green is far from a terrible monster.

Debrief Questions:

  • When was the last time you met someone new? Did you have any expectations for what they were going to be like?
  • Why is it important to have an open mind when meeting someone new?
  • Is a classroom a community? What can a community do to welcome new members?