Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Obsession

I have talked before about my unhealthy love obsession with children's books. It is impossible for me to resist. I found one recently that I had not read before.
If you have never read this, you simply have to. It is adorable!

I'm linking up with Cindy to share about my new book find!
I originally got this book to use it to teach story structure. It is super simple for the kids to follow, and perfect for introducing plot! Of course, after that, I found that it was good for so many other things! We have been learning about bringing our characters to life in Writer's Workshop, and this is a great example of making characters move and talk! It also lead into a great conversation about what we are at school to do. This year, I have one student who is mute and one 5th grader who just moved here from Mexico that visits our class to learn some basic skills. All of the kids have tons of questions about each other, and this book helped them to see that everyone has a place. Just like the boy in the book is meant to be a child instead of a pet, we are not meant to all be the same. We are all treated differently because we are different. Hopefully this will sink in soon!

On another note, we have been learning about apples all week and having so much fun! Hopefully I will be back later this week with what we did!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for linking up! I love this book - it's so darn cute.

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  2. Scholastic Book Flix has this book and it is hilarious!

    Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

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