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First Quarter
Week 1

The Crow and the Pitcher
Adapted from Aesop by
Dinah C. Bonao

On a hot summer day, a thirsty crow looked for water to drink.
“It’s hot! I am thirsty!” said the crow. “I need to find water.”
(Have the pupils predict: What do you think will the crow do?)
The crow flew from one place to another looking for water to drink. He finally found a pitcher near a well. But there was only little water in the pitcher.
He tried to drink from the pitcher but no matter how much he tried, he could not reach the water.
“My beak is too big. The pitcher’s neck is very narrow. How will I get the water?” he thought.
(Have the pupils predict: What do you think will the crow do so he could reach the water in the pitcher?)
Then an idea came to the crow. He picked up some small stones. He dropped them into the pitcher one by one.
(Have the pupils predict: After he had dropped some stones into the pitcher, what do you think will happen?)
“One, two, three…” Plop, plip, plop. Little by little, the water rose in the pitcher.
“Four, five, six…” Plop, plip, plop. The water rose some more. Soon the crow could reach the water.
“Now, I can drink!” said the crow. “Ah! It’s cold and good!”

Discussion Questions:
1. At the beginning of the story, what did the thirsty crow do?
2. Where did he find water?
3. Could he drink right away? Why not? 4. How do you think the crow felt when he could not drink?
5. What did the crow do then?
6. If you were the crow, what would you do?
7. What happened when he dropped stones into the pitcher?
8. How did the crow feel in the end? Why?
9. Do you think he is a smart crow? Why?
10. In what way can you be smart like the crow?

First Quarter
Week 2
Belling the Cat
Adapted from Aesop by
Roderick Aguirre

A long time ago, there were three mice that lived in a big house. They had an enemy- Pat the Cat.
Now, Pat the Cat was a…...

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