The Pre-K has been continuing their study of fairy tales by closely examining character. Having spent the past few weeks looking for the qualities of honesty and confidence within fairy tale characters, the Pre-K spent this week designing their very own fairy tale characters. Inspired by their own creativity, they drew elaborate characters with special abilities and features. Then, they thought about what types of activities their characters were good at, what each character liked about himself or herself and what each character would say if he or she told the truth. The importance of self-motivation was the implied message in The Little Engine That Could. Both uplifting and somber music were used in a movement exercise to contrast how one walks when feeling confident and conversely, when feeling insecure. The Pre-K children are continuing their study of fairy tales. The focus of their attention this week was on the virtue of confidence and how it is portrayed in familiar fairy tales. The children explored confidence by discussing inner beauty and why it is important to be proud of one’s talents in spite of what others may think. I like Myself by K. Beaumont was used to help the children gain an understanding of what confidence looks like. After hearing I Like Myself, each child talked about something that he/she is good at, something that he/she is not good at and what he/she could do to make himself/herself feel more confident.