How nice it is to take comfort in another's company.
Sometimes when I feel alone or lonely as long as I'm with a friend I feel better. - Maisie
The tigers were quick to determine their territory. They were just as sure to vocalize, and fiercely, their presence in the outdoors. They would not let the builders keep them from being tigers. Instead the efforts seem to be to insist for cohabitation of the space and resources. (Sound familiar? wink) The tigers wanted some cones; the builders had them all. The builders (see below) also built a trap, but "I won't go in the trap or Cate, " said Lily.
Tiger Trap Turned Car: The Builders
The builders constructed a trap for capturing the tigers and were enthusiastic about the mechanics and details of their structure. "We're not trying to capture them (the children tigers) only the really bad tigers that eat people," said Hugh. Some time passed and a steering wheel was placed atop the structure along with a little table/seat. When approaching it the structure had resemblance to a motor vehicle so... "Wait! Did you build a car? Can I take it for a ride?" Then... "Can I try?" asked Max. "I want a turn," said Caleb followed by, "It looks kind of like a motorcycle." When it was Hugh's turn the seat was a bit wobbly. He worked to adjust it but to no avail he said, "I have an idea. I can just drive standing up."
The tiger trap
How wonderful to have new and wonderful stories read to us! Will was delighted to see his mom! One story had a good lesson about all the responsibility involved in taking care of what we bring from home to school: Don't Bring An Alligator to School. The other book, Good Night Construction Site, was well known by many children already. We had time for a third book. So, Will picked one from our in-class library and chose a book Tommy wrote. His response for why he picked this book was, "Because Tommy is my friend." Thank you, Marguerite!