“Empathy is an understanding that other people have feelings, and that those feelings count.” - Anna Dewdney, Children's Book Author
The children in Room 10 have a beloved pet, a guinea pig named "Cinnomon". Together with their teachers, they have been strengthening their senses of empathy through caring for Cinnomon. As an extension to this work, Kyle, Community Educator from Dumb Friends League - Denver joined the class with Sally, a pup, to offer thoughts on how to respectfully meet a dog for the first time. The children engaged in discussion about how to approach a new dog and how to read the dog's non-verbal language. Together with their teachers, they began to explore how to use these new understandings when they work with Cinnomon.