For a few weeks now, Giacomo has been sharing his knowledge and interest in the Loch Ness Monster. Until today though, we didn't have a story to read about it. I finally found a book of Scottish Mythical Creatures, which has ONE story of the Loch Ness Monster; we think there might be many versions of the story and image of the monster.
"If you know a different type of Loch Ness monster, then yours is different. Her nickname was Nessie." - Giacomo, 4.2 years This is a book with some illustrations, but not a lot. We have to use our imaginations. Just a reminder, this story is a folk tale or legend. It doesn't mean it's true. We can decide if we think it's true. - Elyse
After reading a few pages, we stopped to reflect on what we had learned from the story so far. We took a minute to recall details.
Do you know who this might be? - Elyse "The guy standing in the boat." - Giacomo Do you remember our character's name? - Elyse "Um, no." - Giacomo "What can you tell me about it?" - Saul, 3.6 years His name was McKenzie. He works on the boat like his father, grandfather, and all of the men before him. - Elyse
So far in our story, it seems like he's a kind monster (because the monster seems to help McKenzie). Maybe it's a kind monster? - Elyse "A kind monster. Yeah!" - Saul "My dad thinks he's nice, but I don't even believe in that." - Giacomo Do you remember what McKenzie gave the monster to eat? - Elyse "Yeah, some fish." - Giacomo "Fish!" - Saul
"But that's not our Loch Ness monster." - Giacomo I think everybody interprets it differently, and this illustrator thinks it looks like this. - Elyse