At first many of the students were unsure of the meaning of the story but as we began to unpack this they discovered that they could empathise with the character.
Over the next week we are creating a Year 2 Red Tree, it will be a place where students are able to identify feelings and emotions. Students will also be able to leave words of encouragement for each other creating a culture of support and care amongst the Year 2 students.
The following link is to a youtube version of the book, it would be great to continue this conversation beyond the classroom.
The Red Tree
Images courtesy of Shaun Tan http://www.shauntan.net/books/red-tree.html