The Day of Ahmed’s Secret

img_0280     gal3_005Last week we read one of my favorite picture books, The Day Of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland. From pre-K to fourth grade, we were inspired by the intricate watercolor and timeless story. After the book I showed the kids some arabic calligraphy. They were especially fond of the elephant. The kids drew their names as proudly as Ahmed does at the end of the book.  Here’s some of their work:


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