Recently, my associate teacher gave me this book to create a lesson off of, and I thought it was an excellent book to share with students. The little boy in this story is constantly daydreaming throughout the day, which in turn, gets him in trouble. What happens when he gets to art class, and is able to use his wonders and daydreams and turn them into artwork?
This story teaches students that the different things they question throughout the day are valid and important, and us as teachers and educators should be working these wonders into our lessons. It teaches us the importance of creativity and imagination.
The Book With No Pictures
I have read this book with my students countless times, and it never ceases to make them laugh. The Book With No Pictures is just that, a book with no pictures. Adults beware- this book will absolutely, 100% make you say very silly things. However, I guarantee that any child will love it and especially appreciate you reading it in funny, exaggerated voices. B.J Novak does a reading of this book to elementary kids, and they are loving every minute of it. I highly recommend buying this book and reading it any chance you get.
The Bear Who Loved to Dance
Feeling a need to fit in is all too familiar, especially with children. They are looking to find similarities within a group of friends in order to feel a sense of belonging. In "The Bear Who Loved to Dance", Bear is trying to find something he is good at; he wants to find a 'hidden talent' and find a group of friends in which he feels his sense of belonging. He tries countless sports and activities, but nothing seems to be working for Bear. "The Bear Who Loved to Dance" is not only a cute story about finding your place in this world, but also tells children to not give up.
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