It is often forgotten that we are not teaching reading, writing, and 'rithmetic. We are teaching tiny humans. Cute littles. These littles will grow up to be people like us one day. People with jobs, families, littles of their own, and they will have to interact with others. What we are creating are CITIZENS. It's our job to help them learn how to do all of these things in order to be productive.
Mariah's last chapter of her book addresses this and I think it might just be the most important of her entire book. She has great suggestions for different books and activities:
Chrysanthemum is always a beginning of the year read for me. It addresses so many different lessons for the kids! Our counselor uses The Crayon Box that Talked as a lesson near the middle to end of the year so that the kids learn about the impact of their words. It's awesome!
Mariah Bruehl has her amazing Put Ups and Put Downs e-course going on right now that is P-E-R-F-E-C-T for this lesson! And I know of at least one very lucky lady who will get to see the goodies!
Congratulations Barbara from Grade ONEderful! I've sent you an e-mail so you can claim your prize!!! Y'all stop by and leave her some love!