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The Kindergarten class read the story of how Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge shared his memories and helped his elderly friend remember some of her own.
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’s favorite person at the old people’s home next door is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper because she also has four names. When he overhears his parents lamenting how Miss Nancy has lost her memory, he decides to look for some to give her. With some help from his elderly neighbors, Wilson Gordon McDonald Partridge gathers a basket of memories for his dear friend, and in doing so, creates some that he will treasure in the future.
When kindergartners heard the different ways that the elderly characters define the word "memory" for Wilfred, they immediately made connections. As one child explained, "A memory is like a warm cozy blanket."