When two lions meet, how do they say hello? Lions greet each other by rubbing their foreheads together. Wolves wave their tails and lick each other's faces. With this fun and informative look at animal behavior, you can find out how various animals say hello to each other. Then... smile at, wave to, bow for, and hug your friends and family. Hello, hello!
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco (DRA 2.1, K-2 interstest) is about a Russian American Girl who is friends with an African American neighbor. In the story they exchange their cultural traditions (like religion, family, food, etc.) I think this is a great book to celebrate community and friendship. I would use this book in a k-2 setting to teach the importance of friendship aand the value of sharing our diversity with each other.
Beauty and the Beast (Book) : Brett, Jan : This retelling of the classic fairy tale will appeal to children because of its mystery, suspense, and romance, and to adults because of its exploration of the duality in human nature.