Category: Social Themes-Friendship

The Circles All Around Us Lesson Activities

Summary If you need help making your way back into social circles, read The Circles All Around Us. This book reminds us how much better the world is when we include others in our lives. The story opens up with a child drawing a… Continue Reading “The Circles All Around Us Lesson Activities”

Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki

Summary What does it take to make a satisfying meal for hungry neighbors? Passionate volunteers who are ready to work with whatever they have. In Our Little Kitchen, by Jillian Tamaki, readers watch volunteers pick garden vegetables, rifle through refrigerated items, and warm up… Continue Reading “Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki”

Snail Crossing by Corey Tabor Lesson Activity

Summary Think of a time when you really wanted something. Did anything get in the way of you reaching your goal? In Snail Crossing, by Corey R. Tabor, Snail spies a cabbage patch on the other side of a countryside road. Snail loves cabbage,… Continue Reading “Snail Crossing by Corey Tabor Lesson Activity”

Our Favorite Day of the Year Lesson Activity

How do we build a sense of community in our classrooms? Start by reading Our Favorite Day of the Year by A. E. Ali and Rahele Jomepour Bell. This important story features a diverse classroom where cultural traditions are celebrated. The story begins with… Continue Reading “Our Favorite Day of the Year Lesson Activity”

Lubna and Pebble Activity

Summary How can we best support and encourage one another? How can we, ourselves, have courage in the face of adversity?  In the book, Lubna and Pebble, Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus offer many opportunities to consider the answers to these questions.  The opening… Continue Reading “Lubna and Pebble Activity”

Someone New by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Summary Imagine you have a learner in your classroom from another country. They speak their native language. How do you include them in your conversations to learn their perspective? Someone New illustrates how to welcome diverse learners in the classroom. Three different scenarios describe what it… Continue Reading “Someone New by Anne Sibley O’Brien”

I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About A Simple Act of Kindness Lesson

Summary I Walk With Vanessa is wordless book that provokes a conversation about racism. The story begins with a Black girl moving boxes into her new home with her family. Her name is Vanessa. Readers follow Vanessa as she starts her first day of school… Continue Reading “I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About A Simple Act of Kindness Lesson”

The Field by Baptiste Paul

Summary What does a pick-up game of soccer look like in your neighborhood? Where do the children play? What sounds do you hear? In The Field, by Baptiste Paul, the reader has a front row seat to watch an exciting game that takes place on… Continue Reading “The Field by Baptiste Paul”

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