Before she began the lesson, Kerry Ferguson reminded her kindergarteners not to bother each other, not to interrupt — and not to raise their hands before speaking. Some timid, some eager, the tiny students offered up their ideas about a story in which the mouse saves a lion by chewing through a net.
“Why was the little mouse so scared, terrified and afraid of the lion when they first met?” Ferguson asked them.
“The little mouse was too little and the lion was big,” one girl said.
“Because mice are afraid of cats,” another girl added. “Like house cats will chase a mouse.”