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Table of Contents Introduction Life is Special I am Special Everyone is Special Others and
Table of Contents Introduction Life is Special I am Special Everyone is Special Others and
Table of Contents Introduction Life is Special I am Special Everyone is Special Others and
Table of Contents
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction Life is Special I am Special Everyone is Special Others and Me Making Good
Introduction
Life is Special
I am Special
Everyone is Special
Others and Me
Making Good Choices
Caring for My Body
Protecting My Body
Learning About Touch
Being a True Friend
Reviewing What I Have Learned
Quiz
Letter to Adults
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Lower Primary Edition
ISBN 978-0-9785849-2-4 English
Copyright © 2006 by Hope Education
All rights reserved.
info@hopeeducation.org
Introduction
Introduction

We want you to know that you are special. Did you know that? You are!

to know that you are special. Did you know that? You are! This is your I
to know that you are special. Did you know that? You are! This is your I

This is your I Matter book. We hope you like it. It is a gift for you to keep. It has fun stories and pictures. You can read the stories many times. After each story, there are fun activities to do.

times. After each story, there are fun activities to do. You should share this book with

You should share this book with others. You can share it with your brothers, sisters, or friends. There is also a letter for the adults who take care of you on page 48.

We hope you enjoy this book. And remember – you matter!

also a letter for the adults who take care of you on page 48. We hope
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Grandmother told them a story. It was the first story ever told. It was a true story about God.

“In the very beginning there were no stars, no moon, and no sun. There was not even any land or water,” said Grandmother.

the very beginning there were no stars, no moon, and no sun. There was not even
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Then she told them how God made everything. He gave life to many of the

Then she told them how God made everything. He gave life to many of the things he made. He made the earth, the flowers, and the trees. He made all of the animals and fish. These all have life.

“But the most special thing that God made was people,” said Grandmother. “God loves people very much. He wants all of them to become his children.”

Did you know that the first man and woman could talk with God? Phila and Musa learned that they can talk with God too. God gave them life. They are special to him.

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Activities 1 n o s s e L 1 Only God can make something out of
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o s s e L 1 Only God can make something out of NOTHING! Circle the
o s s e L 1 Only God can make something out of NOTHING! Circle the
o s s e L 1 Only God can make something out of NOTHING! Circle the
o s s e L 1 Only God can make something out of NOTHING! Circle the
o s s e L 1 Only God can make something out of NOTHING! Circle the
o s s e L 1 Only God can make something out of NOTHING! Circle the
o s s e L 1 Only God can make something out of NOTHING! Circle the
o s s e L 1 Only God can make something out of NOTHING! Circle the
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Draw a line from something God made to something people can make with it.

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something God made to something people can make with it. 2 3 Trace the lines to
something God made to something people can make with it. 2 3 Trace the lines to
something God made to something people can make with it. 2 3 Trace the lines to
something God made to something people can make with it. 2 3 Trace the lines to
something God made to something people can make with it. 2 3 Trace the lines to
something God made to something people can make with it. 2 3 Trace the lines to
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Trace the lines to find something that only God can give.

something God made to something people can make with it. 2 3 Trace the lines to
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2 n o s s e L I am Special   Learning Assessment Grade Outcome/s Standard/s
2 n o s s e L I am Special   Learning Assessment Grade Outcome/s Standard/s
2 n o s s e L I am Special   Learning Assessment Grade Outcome/s Standard/s
I am Special

I am Special

 

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Musa was sad. His father

was gone, and his mother had

1,5 Musa was sad. His father was gone, and his mother had died. Sometimes it made

died. Sometimes it made him cry.

gone, and his mother had died. Sometimes it made him cry. Grandmother wanted Musa to know

Grandmother wanted Musa to know that he was very special. She decided to tell him a story. It was about a little caterpillar. Her name was Painted One.

It was about a little caterpillar. Her name was Painted One. She lived with other caterpillars

She lived with other caterpillars in a tree. The others grew big and strong. They moved away to other trees. Painted One felt sad and alone.

One day she met a praying mantis. He was so pretty and green. His legs looked like he was praying. Painted One said, “I wish I was special too.”

praying. Painted One said, “I wish I was special too.” 6 Then at last Painted One
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Then at last Painted One began to grow. She ate and ate. Soon she became very sleepy.

“I wish I was special too.” 6 Then at last Painted One began to grow. She

She went to rest on a twig. A cocoon formed around her. It was like a soft blanket. Painted One fell asleep for a very long time.

When she woke up she had two long black legs. She was very surprised! She tried to get out of the cocoon, but now it was hard.

She tried to get out of the cocoon, but now it was hard. She called for
She tried to get out of the cocoon, but now it was hard. She called for

She called for help. A bird came, but he said, “I cannot help you. You must break it yourself. It will make your wings strong.”

must break it yourself. It will make your wings strong.” Painted One was excited. She did

Painted One was excited. She did not know she had wings. She pushed very hard and the cocoon opened.

Painted One saw that she had two pretty blue wings! She moved them back and forth. She could fly!

blue wings! She moved them back and forth. She could fly! “Look! I have wings!” she

“Look! I have wings!” she cried. “God made me special!”

“You were always special,” the bird told her. “You just did not believe it.”

Then Painted One knew that God had always had a special plan for her. Even when she had felt sad and alone, God had a good plan.

Grandmother told Musa and Phila, “God has a special plan for you too. He will always take good care of

you!”

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a walk. Find one special thing that God made. Now draw it! 2 God made you
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God made you special. Painted One was different from other butterflies. You are different from your friends. You may like to do different things. Circle three things that you like to do.

different things. Circle three things that you like to do. running d r a w i
different things. Circle three things that you like to do. running d r a w i
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you like to do. running d r a w i n g cleaning reading playing sports

playing sports

do. running d r a w i n g cleaning reading playing sports sewing 8 writing
do. running d r a w i n g cleaning reading playing sports sewing 8 writing

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do. running d r a w i n g cleaning reading playing sports sewing 8 writing

playing with friends

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cooking

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3 Painted One was a caterpillar. Then she became a butterfly. What do you want to
3 Painted One was a caterpillar. Then she became a butterfly. What do you want to
3 Painted One was a caterpillar. Then she became a butterfly. What do you want to
3 Painted One was a caterpillar. Then she became a butterfly. What do you want to

Painted One was a caterpillar. Then she became a butterfly. What do you want to become when you grow up? Circle one of the pictures or draw one of your own.

up? Circle one of the pictures or draw one of your own. athlete teacher nurse farmer
up? Circle one of the pictures or draw one of your own. athlete teacher nurse farmer
up? Circle one of the pictures or draw one of your own. athlete teacher nurse farmer
up? Circle one of the pictures or draw one of your own. athlete teacher nurse farmer
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athlete
athlete

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nurse
nurse
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farmer

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police

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3 n o s s e L Everyone is Special Phila did not want to go
3 n o s s e L Everyone is Special Phila did not want to go
Everyone is Special
Everyone is Special

Everyone is Special

Phila did not want to go to school with the other children. She did not feel very special.

Grandmother reminded Phila that she had been made by God. That made her very special. Then she told Phila and Musa a story about a lion and a monkey.

 

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3/2 2,3,4/3 2 3/2 1,4/3 3 3/2 1,2/3 The monkey was not happy. He did not

The monkey was not happy. He did not feel special. He wanted to be like the lion.

He did not feel special. He wanted to be like the lion. He was jealous of

He was jealous of the lion’s beautiful mane. The lion was big and strong. His legs could jump high into the air. The monkey was jealous. He did not have a mane. He could not jump like the lion.

He did not have a mane. He could not jump like the lion. The monkey told

The monkey told lies about the lion. He said that the lion was going to kill all of the other creatures.

“Go to the other side of the mountain,” warned the monkey. “You will be safe there.”

to the other side of the mountain,” warned the monkey. “You will be safe there.” Soon

Soon everyone was running away.

to the other side of the mountain,” warned the monkey. “You will be safe there.” Soon
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The lion was swimming in the lake on top of the mountain. He did not know what the monkey had done.

The monkey waited in a tree by the lake. When the lion came out of the water he dropped a vine around the lion’s neck. The lion could not run away.

Just then, a big storm began. The lightning started a fire on the other side of the mountain.

The monkey felt bad. He had sent everyone there. Now they would die in the fire. Someone must warn them. But the monkey knew he could not reach them in time.

them. But the monkey knew he could not reach them in time. The lion had an

The lion had an idea. The monkey and the lion would have to work together.

“Untie me and get on my back,” said the lion.

The monkey untied the lion and got on his back. The lion swam quickly down the river towards the fire.

When they arrived there was a lot of smoke. The monkey moved safely along the ground beneath the smoke. He hurried to warn all of the animals that the fire was coming. “Follow me to the water,” he called. “You will be safe there.” And they all did just that.

“You will be safe there.” And they all did just that. Everyone was afraid when they
“You will be safe there.” And they all did just that. Everyone was afraid when they

Everyone was afraid when they saw the lion at the water. The monkey told them that he had lied. He told them how he and the lion had worked together to save them.

Soon rain began to fall. The fire stopped. All of the animals were safe.

That day the monkey learned that everyone was special, including him!

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a line from the animal to the sentence that describes it. I have a beautiful mane.

I have a beautiful mane.

I can swing quickly through the trees.

I can jump very high.

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am a strong swimmer.

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I use my fingers to pick fruit.

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have fingers and toes.

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4 Draw a picture of you and at least one other person working together to do
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The children sat down as Grandmother began her story:

A hunter left his village to find food. On his way home there was a great storm. The man could not see where he was going. He prayed, “God, please help me find my way home.”

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One night, Phila and Musa sat by the window watching the rain. They saw a small light moving near the window. It made Phila scream.

“It is a firefly,” Grandmother laughed. “Come sit down. I have a story about that.”

window. It made Phila scream. “It is a firefly,” Grandmother laughed. “Come sit down. I have

Nearby there lived a family of fireflies. Their bodies made light that glowed in the night. “Son,” the father firefly said, “You must help the hunter. Your light can lead him home.”

The hunter did not think that such a little firefly could help him. He tried to make him go away. At last the man realised that God had sent the firefly to show him where to go.

that God had sent the firefly to show him where to go. They traveled all night.
that God had sent the firefly to show him where to go. They traveled all night.
that God had sent the firefly to show him where to go. They traveled all night.

They traveled all night. When the sun rose, the hunter saw his village. The people were very happy to see that the hunter was safe.

“I was lost,” the great hunter said, “But this little firefly helped me!”

“Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help others,” Grandmother said.

firefly helped me!” “Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help
firefly helped me!” “Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help
firefly helped me!” “Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help
firefly helped me!” “Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help
firefly helped me!” “Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help
firefly helped me!” “Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help
firefly helped me!” “Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help
firefly helped me!” “Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help
firefly helped me!” “Just like the firefly, we must always do what we can to help
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Activities 4 n o s s e L 1 There are five fireflies hiding in this
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Here are some of the ways you can help others. Draw a line from the list to the picture that matches it.

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wash the dishes

sweep the floor

picture that matches it. 19 wash the dishes sweep the floor pick up trash clean up
picture that matches it. 19 wash the dishes sweep the floor pick up trash clean up

pick up trash

clean up the classroom

that matches it. 19 wash the dishes sweep the floor pick up trash clean up the

help the sick

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Draw a sad face in the circle beside the others.3 Draw a happy face in the circle beside the children that are helping. 20

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3 Draw a happy face in the circle beside the children that are helping. Draw a
3 Draw a happy face in the circle beside the children that are helping. Draw a
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Phila and Musa learned two important lessons from Grandmother’s story.

Read the two sentences below. Fill in the blanks with the word that will complete each sentence.

The missing words are small and others.

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It is important to help others, even when we are

True happiness comes from helping

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Musa and Phila saw a hyena. They ran home to tell Grandmother.

“It looked ugly and mean,” they

said. “It even laughed at us!”

“Where did you see the hyena?” Grandmother asked. “Did you go over the hill? I told you it is not safe to play there.”

over the hill? I told you it is not safe to play there.” “No, we did
over the hill? I told you it is not safe to play there.” “No, we did
over the hill? I told you it is not safe to play there.” “No, we did

“No, we did not go there,” they answered.

play there.” “No, we did not go there,” they answered. Grandmother said, “I trust you. Let

Grandmother said, “I trust you. Let me tell you a pretend story. It is about the hyena and its laugh.”

you a pretend story. It is about the hyena and its laugh.” Grandmother told them about

Grandmother told them about a hyena who lied to the other animals. He would tell them that a fire was coming. It made them afraid. They would run away. The hyena would laugh because he had fooled the other animals.

hyena would laugh because he had fooled the other animals. But one day there really was

But one day there really was a fire. It was very bad. The hyena tried to warn the animals. They knew that the hyena always told them lies. This time they did not believe him.

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Then a bird saw the fire. He told the animals that it was true. A

Then a bird saw the fire. He told the animals that it was true. A fire was coming!

The animals ran very fast up the mountain. They were safe, but they were very sad. Their homes had all been burned.

The hyena and his friends were not sorry for what they had done. The lion said, “You have done a very bad thing. You will never talk with the other animals again. You will only be able to make an ugly laugh.”

The hyenas tried to answer, but they could not. They only made an ugly laugh just like the lion said. They hung their tails between their legs and ran away.

said. They hung their tails between their legs and ran away. Grandmother finished her story and
said. They hung their tails between their legs and ran away. Grandmother finished her story and

Grandmother finished her story and said, “The hyenas thought it was fun to lie. This was a bad choice. It did not make them happy.”

lie. This was a bad choice. It did not make them happy.” Phila looked sad. “Grandmother,”

Phila looked sad. “Grandmother,” she said, “we went over the hill today. We did not tell the truth. I am sorry.”

“I am sorry too,” said Musa.

“I forgive you,” Grandmother said as she gave them each a big hug.

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circle around each one in the story who made a good choice. 24 Phila and Musa
circle around each one in the story who made a good choice. 24 Phila and Musa
circle around each one in the story who made a good choice. 24 Phila and Musa
circle around each one in the story who made a good choice. 24 Phila and Musa
circle around each one in the story who made a good choice. 24 Phila and Musa
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Phila and Musa lied.
Phila and Musa lied.

The hyena lied.

The bird warned his friends.

Phila and Musa said they were sorry.

Grandma forgave the children.

Draw an X over the pictures that show people making bad choices. cheating looking at
Draw an X over the pictures that show people making bad choices. cheating looking at
Draw an X over the pictures that show people making bad choices. cheating looking at
Draw an X over the pictures that show people making bad choices. cheating looking at
Draw an X over the pictures that show people making bad choices. cheating looking at

Draw an X over the pictures that show people making bad choices.

cheating

the pictures that show people making bad choices. cheating looking at bad pictures smoking 2 lying
the pictures that show people making bad choices. cheating looking at bad pictures smoking 2 lying

looking at

that show people making bad choices. cheating looking at bad pictures smoking 2 lying helping obeying

bad pictures

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3 You can make good choices just like Phila and Musa!
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6 n o s s e L Caring for My Body One day a stranger stopped
6 n o s s e L Caring for My Body One day a stranger stopped
Caring for My Body

Caring for My Body

6 n o s s e L Caring for My Body One day a stranger stopped

One day a stranger stopped Phila and Musa as they were walking. He offered some food to Phila.

Grandmother had said to never take anything from a stranger. But Phila took the food. She was hungry, and it looked so good.

 

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The man also tried to give a cigarette to Musa. He said no and walked away.

Phila felt sick when she got home. The children told Grandmother what had happened. She decided to tell them a story while Phila rested on her bed.

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Grandmother’s story was about a leopard. He was strong and handsome. He could run very fast.

The leopard became proud and lazy. He made the wild dogs do his work for him. He did not run anymore. Each day he rested in a tree while the wild dogs hunted for his food.

“I should be the king of the jungle!” the leopard decided. But the wild dogs

“I should be the king of the jungle!” the leopard decided. But the wild dogs warned him that the lion could also run very fast.

“No one is faster than I!” the leopard cried.

So the lion agreed to race the leopard. The lion had taken good care of his body. The leopard was fat and weak. He could not run like he had before. The lion easily won the race.

“I am sorry. I have not been doing what is right,” the leopard told the other animals. “I was made to run. From now on, I will catch my own food. I will care for my body!”

Grandmother told the children, “Your body is a gift from God. He wants you to take good care of it.”

“I am going to be a runner,” said Musa. “I will take good care of my body! I want to be fast like a leopard.” And he ran out the door.

Phila and Grandmother laughed. Then Phila said, “I am sorry for taking food from a stranger. I will take good care of my body from now on!”

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Circle each picture that shows something that is good for your body.

picture that shows something that is good for your body. 3 Use the words below to
picture that shows something that is good for your body. 3 Use the words below to
picture that shows something that is good for your body. 3 Use the words below to
picture that shows something that is good for your body. 3 Use the words below to
picture that shows something that is good for your body. 3 Use the words below to
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7 n o s s e L Protecting My Body   Learning Assessment Grade Outcome/s Standard/s
7 n o s s e L Protecting My Body   Learning Assessment Grade Outcome/s Standard/s
7 n o s s e L Protecting My Body   Learning Assessment Grade Outcome/s Standard/s

Protecting My Body

 

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Phila and Musa were sleeping. They did not hear a mother mosquito fly into their room. She quietly bit Phila’s arm. Then she flew off to her home near a pond.

“My arm itches!” said Phila when she woke up. “A mosquito bit me while we were sleeping.”

The children wanted to catch the mosquito. They did not want her to bite again. But she was already gone.

The next night the mosquito came back to their room. Her children came with her. They sat on the window looking at Phila and Musa sleep.

her. They sat on the window looking at Phila and Musa sleep. “Be careful when you

“Be careful when you are near to people,” the mother mosquito said. “They do not like us.”

“Why?” asked the little mosquitoes.

“Our bites make them itch. Sometimes our bites make them sick,” said their mother.

Just then, Musa coughed.

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“Is the boy sick?” the mosquitoes asked.

“He might be sick from a little germ that has gotten into his body,” said the mother. “Germs are too small to see. Germs can make people very sick. One way to keep from getting sick from germs is to wash your hands often.”

“Do people get HIV from the germs in the air or on their hands?” asked one little mosquito.

“No, ” said mother. “Germs that are in the air or on our hands can make people very sick. But these germs do not make people sick with HIV.”

“Can mosquitoes make people sick with HIV?” asked another little mosquito.

“No, people do not get HIV from mosquitoes,” she answered. “They can only get HIV when one person’s blood or body fluids touches the blood or body fluids of someone who has HIV.”

“We are glad we do not make people sick with HIV!” said the little mosquitoes!

“Yes, and people do not need to be afraid of others who have HIV. This is also very good news!” said their mother.

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Grandmother wanted Phila and Musa to be safe. She told them a story that would help.

and Musa to be safe. She told them a story that would help. A young lion

A young lion and female lion had been friends since they were babies. The female lion always felt safe when she was with her friend.

But one day, the female lion went into the forest alone. A bad lion found her there. He came up very close to the female lion. She did not like the way he tried to touch her. She felt afraid.

A little bird saw what was happening. She flew to the good lion and said, “Hurry! You must help the female lion!”

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The lion ran into the forest. He chased the evil lion away. Now the female
The lion ran into the forest. He chased the evil lion away. Now the female

The lion ran into the forest. He chased the evil lion away. Now the female lion was safe!

He chased the evil lion away. Now the female lion was safe! The good lions loved
He chased the evil lion away. Now the female lion was safe! The good lions loved
He chased the evil lion away. Now the female lion was safe! The good lions loved

The good lions loved each other very much. Later they became mates for life and had many children.

Later they became mates for life and had many children. “I like the part about the

“I like the part about the lions loving each other,” said Phila. “But sometimes people act like the bad lion.”

“Yes,” said Grandmother. “Sometimes people even try to do bad things to children.”

“What do I do if I meet someone like the evil lion?” Phila asked.

“You must tell them no! And always tell me. I will help you to be safe,” said Grandmother.

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pictures to find two animals from Grandmother’s story. 2 Find the special triangle. Trace the dots
pictures to find two animals from Grandmother’s story. 2 Find the special triangle. Trace the dots
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3 Complete the sentences. Draw a line to complete the sentences. The first line has been

Complete the sentences.

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God made boys’

Touch that makes you feel ashamed

for you. God made boys’ Touch that makes you feel ashamed and bad touch. and girls’

and bad touch.

and girls’ bodies differently.

There is good touch

is bad touch.

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Who can you tell?bodies differently. There is good touch is bad touch. 4 Who could you tell if a

Who could you tell if a person tried to give you a bad touch? Write the name of that person in the box:

Let them know that you will tell them if someone tries to touch you in a bad way.

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Phila was very sad. Her friend, Njabu, was sick. She had HIV. Phila did not think she could be her friend. Phila and Musa told Grandmother what had happened.

Grandmother said, “Do not be afraid. You can still be

Grandmother said, “Do not be afraid. You can still be friends with Njabu. You do not

friends with Njabu. You do not get HIV from others by being friends. You can play with Njabu. You can even give her a hug.”

Then Grandmother told the children a story about being a true friend. “One night a little impala was lost,” she said. “A female lion attacked her. The

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impala got away. But she was hurt very badly.

“Later another impala walked by. But he did not want to help.

“A kudu also came by. ‘I do not want to get sick,’ he said. ‘I will not help.’

“The impala was all alone again. Then a tiny nyala saw her. She ran to get help. She and her friends took good care of the impala.

get help. She and her friends took good care of the impala. “The impala was able

“The impala was able to return to her home. Her family and friends were so happy. They were glad that the nyala had been kind.

“Who really needed a friend in this story?” asked Grandmother.

“The little impala!” said the children.

“Yes, and who was a true friend to the sick impala?” asked Grandmother.

“The nyala!” said Musa.

“I want to be like the nyala. I want to be a true friend to Njabu,” said Phila.

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treat people. Put an X over the picture of the thing you should not do. Play
Play together

Play together

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treat people. Put an X over the picture of the thing you should not do. Play

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Be kind. Be caring Be safe.

out something important. Be kind . Be caring Be safe . Here are three ways to

Here are three ways to be safe. Draw a line from each sentence to the picture that it matches.

a line from each sentence to the picture that it matches. 3 41 Say no to
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Do not touch an open, bloody sore on someone’s body.

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Outcomes in Standards in Lessons 1-9 Lessons 1-9 Musa liked to draw. One day he drew
Outcomes in Standards in Lessons 1-9 Lessons 1-9 Musa liked to draw. One day he drew

Musa liked to draw. One day he drew pictures of Grandmother’s stories.

“They will help me remember the stories,” he told Grandmother and Phila.

“That is a very good idea!” said Grandmother.

One picture was of Adam and Eve. “They were the first people God made,” said Musa.

“And look at the pretty butterfly!” Grandmother said.

“That is Painted One. She reminds me that God has a special plan for each of us,” Musa said.

“Very good, Musa!” said Grandmother.

Musa showed them the lion and the monkey. “They remind me that all of us are special.”

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“Yes, we all have a job to do. And we should

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work together,” said Phila. The firefly was right in the middle of Musa’s picture. “He

work together,” said Phila.

The firefly was right in the middle of Musa’s picture. “He was little, but he helped the hunter,” said Musa. “I want to be like him!”

“Oh, I see the hyenas!” said Phila. “They learned about making good choices.”

“And look at my fat leopard,” Musa said.

“Yes,” said Phila. “He learned to take good care of his body.”

Then Phila saw two lions smiling. “Two lions in love!” she said. “I liked that part of the story!”

“And do you remember the bad lion, Phila?” asked Grandmother.

“Yes, I do,” said Phila. “People can act like the bad lion too. We will always tell you if we meet someone like that!”

The little mosquitos were also in Musa’s picture. “They taught us about HIV,” he said. “I am glad we learned that story.”

Last of all, Phila saw the nyala and impala. “I am a friend to Njabu who has HIV. I want to be a true friend like the nyala,” she said.

“I am proud of you both,” said Grandmother. “You have learned so much!”

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Draw a picture of something you remember from that story. 3 Choose one thing that you
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3 Choose one thing that you learned from the lessons in this book. Draw a picture
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God made the world and everything in it.

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Trees are the most special thing that God made.

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God loves people very much.

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People can talk with God.

Lesson 2

 
Lesson 2  

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Grandmother said that Musa was not special.

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Painted One was happy to be a caterpillar.

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A bird helped Painted One out of the cocoon.

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Grandmother said that God would take good care of Phila and Musa.

Lesson 3

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Phila did not want to go to school.

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The lion wanted to be like the monkey.

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The lion and the monkey worked together to save the animals.

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The monkey learned that everyone is special.

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T F The hunter was lost in a storm. T F The firefly said that
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The firefly said that his son was too little to help.
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The people were sad to see the hunter come home.
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You can help others even when you are small.
Lesson 5
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Phila and Musa obeyed grandmother.
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The hyena always told the truth.
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The hyena and his friends said they were sorry.
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Phila and Musa were sorry they lied to Grandmother.
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Lesson 6

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Grandmother told the children to never take anything from a stranger.

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Phila did not take food from the man.

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The leopard took good care of his body.

T F The leopard took good care of his body.

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Phila and Musa promised to take care of their bodies.

Lesson 7

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Washing your hands is a good way to get rid of germs.

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Mosquito bites can make you sick with HIV.

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HIV is only passed to others through blood or body fluids.

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You should be afraid of people with HIV.

Lesson 8

T F You should be afraid of people with HIV. Lesson 8 T F The female

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The female lion did not want the bad lion to touch her.

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Sometimes people do unkind things like the bad lion.

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You should always say no to someone who wants to touch you in a bad way.

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You should tell someone you trust if someone tries to touch your private parts.

Lesson 9

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You should not be friends with people with HIV.

T F You should not be friends with people with HIV.

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The kudu was a true friend to the little impala.

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You might get sick if you play with a child who has HIV.

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It is safe to hug someone with HIV.

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Choose the correct word from the list to complete each sentence. Write the words in the blanks.

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Letter to Adults Dear Adult in the Home, You will notice that your child has
Letter to Adults Dear Adult in the Home, You will notice that your child has
Letter to Adults
Letter to Adults
Letter to Adults
Letter to Adults

Letter to Adults

Dear Adult in the Home,

You will notice that your child has brought home this small book called I Matter. This book was designed to teach children many important concepts that will help them throughout their lives. Please take time to read the stories over and over with your child.

I Matter covers many important topics for the mental, social, physical, and moral development of children. Throughout the book children will learn that they are VAluABlE, IMPOrTANT, and uNIquE. It is so important that you at home reinforce these ideas with your child. let your child know that you think he/she is a valuable and important part of your family. Likewise, be aware of the special interests and talents that your child demonstrates so that you can encourage him/ her to develop these individual uniquenesses and interests.

Children need people in their lives who will spend time with them. They need people who are supportive of them and who show them wholesome affection. By spending time with your child you can build their trust in you. It is so important that your child knows that he/she can trust you to protect him/her and to share information and instruction about living good, healthy lives.

You must remember that children are always watching you. In fact, the way you communicate with them and live before them is probably more important than the words that you use with them. However, to hear you say “thank you” or “I am sorry” or “I forgive you” or “you did such a good job” is so important for their development as caring, loving individuals. Remember to use negative words and words of condemnation sparingly. Correction given in a loving manner is better received than that given with harshness and anger.

rEMEMBEr THAT YOu ArE YOur CHIld’S fIrST TEACHErS. Consider what you are teaching. Are you teaching ideas that will help your child to develop into a caring, thoughtful, and healthy person? It is important to consider that others will eventually have an influence over the life of your child. So be aware of who your child’s friends are. Are they providing a good influence in the life of your child? Have you built sufficient trust with your child that he/she feels comfortable sharing with you things that are troubling him/her?

For the safety and health of your child, there are many topics which you must spend time talking about with your child. Unfortunately, children must be taught that there are people in

you must spend time talking about with your child. Unfortunately, children must be taught that there
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your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know
your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know
your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know
your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know
your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know
your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know
your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know
your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know
your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know
your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know

your community who do bad, unkind things to children. So you must help them know the difference between good and bad touches. They must understand that it is bad for anyone to touch their private body parts. Your child must be able to trust you sufficiently to tell you about anyone who is trying to give bad touches to him or her. You must help them understand that it is not their fault that someone tries to harm them this way. It was not their choice but the choice of the hurtful individual. You need to warn your child that there will be people who will try to get them involved in other activities that can be very harmful to them – using illegal drugs, drinking alcoholic drinks, and involving them in sexual behaviors.

As part of your interaction with your child, talk about the HIV/AIDS problem that is everywhere in your community, nation and world. They are probably already aware of this terrible sickness. reinforce for them the content they studied in I Matter that taught them how people get this sickness and how they can keep themselves safe from it. Also, reinforce for them that people who have the HIV virus may not know that they have it. So they must be careful of their actions around people that could put them in danger of getting HIV from another. reinforce the information that HIV will develop into AIdS. There is no cure for AIdS.

Involve your child in kind acts to those who may be sick from AIdS. Model for them that you can be caring of all people who are sick while keeping yourself safe from getting the sickness.

We know that you, like most parents or caregivers, want a good future for your child. Encourage your child to make plans for their future. Assist them in setting goals and in planning steps they must take to reach their goals. Encourage them in their efforts to reach their goals or to make adjustments in their goals.

This book teaches your child that they matter to all those around them. We want them to be able to say of themselves – I Matter. I make a difference because of who I am. Equally important, please understand that You Matter in the lives of your children. So you, along with your child, can say - I Matter. I make a difference in the life of my child and in the lives of those with whom I come into contact.

can say - I Matter. I make a difference in the life of my child and
can say - I Matter. I make a difference in the life of my child and
can say - I Matter. I make a difference in the life of my child and
can say - I Matter. I make a difference in the life of my child and
This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number u2G/PS001346 from Centers for disease Control and

This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number u2G/PS001346 from Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CdC). It’s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.