Next up is one of the most impactful books I’ve ever purchased–not just for my classroom but for my own kids too! What Should Danny Do? takes me right back to my “Choose Your Own Adventure” Books. Except, with Danny’s story, it really teaches children about how their choices have logical consequences. The lessons for teaching this concept are based on positive choices resulting in positive consequences and negative choices resulting in negative consequences. I think we often hear the word “consequence” and automatically, our mind goes to the negative. But, really, almost every choice we make has a consequence and it’s either a pleasant or unpleasant one. I firmly believe that we do not need to reward every behavior. Intrinsic rewards will suffice for most students.
Finally, Tony Baloney is an excited penguin with the best intentions. But, he has a hard time getting used to the rules on the first day of school. He is trying but he keeps messing up. I love this book because it shows that mistakes happen! This lesson focuses on the fact that we all make mistakes and that’s okay but correcting our mistakes is crucial!
After creating an anchor chart as a class and guiding students through the sort and stick activity, students will independently problem solve with this application activity.
I was SO excited about creating these resources for my classroom that now I am PREPPED and ready for the first week of school with a lot of summer left to enjoy 🙂 I hope you have found a new book or idea you can use in your first few weeks of school this year!
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