This book is a wonderful way to build empathy for students who are new to your class and coming from a different country.
What a precious book! Here's the video, because you really must watch it:
I am totally going to link this to our daily gratitude lists.
I love this story for so many reasons! In this book, Seamus is short and is having a hard time being short in what he sees as a tall world. When he tries on a pair of his mom's high heels, he finds an answer for his dilemma. In the end he understands that sometimes it is good to be tall and sometimes it is good to be small. This story chips away at stereotypes and helps students identify with their own uniqueness. The illustrations are captivating and humorous.
Culture: Lists of ways to say different things in different languages
(like "Thank You" and "Excuse Me")
Ideas: Create own manner book as a class
How authors get ideas: One theme
Jill A. Hostetler
I love books so much! My particular loves are children's books and professional books that catch my fancy. One thing that keeps me happy and sane as a teacher is being able to get tons of books from the library and share them with my students. I have tried different ways to keep track of my books, but here's another attempt. We'll se if I can make this one fly!
Breaking Gender Stereotypes
Cause And Effect
Magic Of 3
Nonfiction Text Features
Strong Female Characters