Hello my friends!
I was at the grocery store several months ago when I discovered a sale book bin!! I had to hide my excitement from my family who certainly would have dragged me away. 🙂 I bought 5 new hardcover books for under $20. SO cheap! Who doesn’t love a great deal? – especially on children’s books. One of the books I had to put away until Spring because of the theme of the book but I have been forever anxious to read it to my students. Well, today was the day!
If you are a regular reader, you will know that I spend a great deal of time teaching social learning, mindful learning and just “be a good person for goodness sake” learning!! Soooo, when I found a book with a plants and Spring theme that also had a social learning lesson in it well – wow! I was giddy.
This is the book that I found. Have you seen it?
Then students wrote their reflections about Rosie. They could write whatever they wanted. They could write about how they thought Rosie was feeling or they could about what they would do if they were Rosie. The reflections were very insightful.
Some of my students commented that they wanted Rosie and Violet to be friends after. We talked about how that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, people just won’t get it. I explained that sometimes life is just like that. I think kids need to hear that, don’t you?
If you want to try this strategy yourself, click HERE for a copy of my Rosie printable.
The link to the book is below.