Being rich, attractive, having a happy family… it’s the dream, right? Filomena is a teenager who wants for nothing. Her cup overflows, yet she is not happy. What she seeks — what we all seek — is not found in material things. We all want to use our talents and find our place in this world. This story is silly and over the top, but lessons MY students have walked away with are: “money doesn’t solve all your problems,” “my favorite part was when she did what she wanted and not what everyone expected her to do”, “I want to be a mechanic but my parents want me to be a doctor. I like how Filomena’s parents supported her talent.”

See the video that inspired it all at Storytime con Sra. Jensen, on YouTube.”

Targeted Level:

  • Level 1
  • Unique Word Count: 130
  • Total Word Count: 1800