Yesterday, after some technical issues (Thank you, Tim!) we were finally able to connect with Ms. Burnett's class of year 3&4 students in Auckland, New Zealand for a few minutes to discuss a book that we have both been reading called, The Not Perfect Hat Club by Jena Bell.
Many of the students were so excited to be talking with people on the other side of the world that they had difficulty keeping the conversation to topics and issues in the story!
One thing we did discuss during our Google Hangout about the Not Perfect Hat Club was that both of our classes had experienced rumors and gossip, much the same as Newton is experiencing in the story. No one likes rumors or gossip. They cause people to make judgments without knowing the full story, and it hurts the individual who is being spoken about. Often, the individual doesn't know what is being said about them by other people, and then is confused and hurt because of how other people are acting towards them, based on information that they don't have, or information that is wrong, untrue, or only part of the truth.
Have you ever had any personal experiences with gossip or rumors? Please share your experiences with us!
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