Head of School Suzanne Fogarty visited the Ginkgo classroom to read Carolinda Clatter by Mordicai Gerstein, a story about a spirited child and the importance of self-expression.
In the story, Carolinda is a very loud little girl who was born in a town where everyone else was afraid to be noisy. Fearful of waking a sleeping giant, all the adults and children in the book never raised their voices above a whisper. Much to the chagrin of the towns people and to the dismay of her parents, Carolinda could not keep her thoughts to herself! Despite warning after warning, Carolinda woke the giant with her noise! But all ends well when Carolinda soothes the giant back to sleep with one of her songs.
The moral of the story? Girls, it's ok to be LOUD!