Folktales Help us “Seek to Understand” Before Jumping to a Conclusion


Ms. Sarah’s kindergarten students – The Jungle Cats – are learning about folktales!

The kids connected with the story better when they used one of the seven habits of “Seek first to understand, then to be understood” to take a deeper look at “The Ugly Duckling”. They focused on the “Seek first to understand” portion during the story lesson.

The class read “The Ugly Duckling” and discussed ways in which the other birds jumped to a conclusion, instead of realizing the greatness in which each animal (and we can relate it to ourselves too!) has.

The class created a fun project after reading the folktale.