This week in 1st grade we are reading one of my very favorite children's books about making art and the creative process. It's called Ish by Peter H. Reynolds.
Last year, which was my first at BT/TGG (I came from Timberlane), I read Ish to all kids in grades 1-5 to open the discussion on being respectful of each other.
Today, my 1st graders in Mrs. Mc Cann's class had such wonderful ideas to share about being respectful and were very thoughtful in their discussion of the book.
Peter H. Reynolds also wrote a nice story called The Dot that I will share with 1st and 2nd graders later in the year.