I know it’s not just me getting excited about new books – am I right? This newly released book is called The Bear Report. It’s by Thyra Heder.
The Bear Report is about a little girl named Sophie who gets a homework assignment about facts about Polar Bears.
She is not happy. She is bored. She is a reluctant participant in this assignment. So, she does what many of our students do: she completes the assignment with bare minimum effort and no passion using information she THOUGHT she knew about Polar Bears. (One more reason when you do your know, wonder, learn to put: what you think you know.) How many times have you seen that??? A million!
Through amazing artwork, readers are taken on an Arctic journey where Sophie thinks there is nothing in the Arctic but soon discovers there’s so much more than she thought.
Soon it’s time to go home.
Even though her homework assignment was limited to 3 ideas/facts, Sophie’s new found excitement for learning turns into a passion project! Isn’t that the way all learning should be???
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Leslie - The Groovy Teacher says
That looks like an absolute gem of a book. I just ordered it! Thanks for sharing Shelley. Isn't it great when we discover amazing books?
Leslie, it's a beauty – you and your students will LOVE it! I just love discovering new books. It gives me such a rush when I think of all the ways I can use it!
Becca Kotlyar says
I love all of your winter ideas. Thanks for recommending this book, I can't wait to read it with my students!
You're very welcome Becca. Thanks for visiting me. 🙂