In this story, a girl imagines what it was like for her beloved elderly neighbor as a young girl. This story is a great way to teach about empathy. Below the video, we have provided a few questions for either a class discussion or a student writing assignment.
- The lady lives alone, do you think being alone is the same as being lonely? Do you think the lady is lonely? Why or why not?
- The lady gives flowers and other gifts all year long. Do you need a reason to give someone a gift? Explain.
- The lady waves to the children on their way to and from school. Is it important to be friendly? Why or why not?
- The lady know Sally’s name and her dog’s name. Is it important to know a person’s name? Can you be friends with someone without knowing their name? Explain.
- The elderly lady was once a little girl. Can you imagine an elderly person you know, (maybe a grandparent, neighbor, or friend) when they were your age? What do you think life was like for them?
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