|Title of Book||Which type of book is this?||Link to read aloud or other supplemental resources for the book||Which of the 7 habits does the moral of the story align with MOST?||Please share some notes or a brief summary of the book.||What discussion questions would you use with students after reading this book?||Contributor|
|The Berenstain Bears - Trouble At School||Picture Book||www.youtube.com/watch?v=clC7PLw2zEU||Habit 1 - Be Proactive||Brother bear was sick and chose not to do the homework his sister brought home for him. Brother Bear should have told his parents or his teacher he needed help with the math. Instead of ditching school, brother should have been honest with his parents, and owned his mistake instead of running away from it.||What were some of the bad actions/choices Brother made in the book?|
How could Brother Bear prevented the problem from the beginning?
Who are people you can talk to if you need help or get stuck on something you are learning at school?
|The Berenstain Bears and the Blame Game||Picture Book||www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKqc1JzUt90||Habit 1 - Be Proactive||Brother and Sister Bear are blaming each other for the wrong things that are happening. Mom and Dad intervene and help the cubs fix the problems.||What can we do instead of blaming other people for our actions?||Pinto @pintobeanz11|
|What if Everybody Did That?||Picture Book||https://youtu.be/oUpSjVoS_jY?t=18s||Habit 1 - Be Proactive||The boy did everything "just once" or "just a few times", but the question What if Everybody Did That, helps the reader to look at the situation from a different perspective. Instead of making poor choices, the boy needs to choose good actions and do the right thing even when no one is looking. This can also go with Habit 2 when discussing citizenship.||What are some good things that everyone should do? |
What would happen if everybody did those good things?
|Pout Pout Fish||Picture Book||www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XqZBPMnW6I||Habit 1 - Be Proactive||Pout Pout fish thinks that since he has a pouty lip he is meant to pout. At the end of the book he chooses to be a kissy fish and spread his cheer.||How did Pout Pout fish change his mind about not being a Pout Pout fish anymore?|
Since we can't give kisses at school, what are some ways we can spread our cheer?
|The Worst Day of My Life Ever||Picture Book||www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdX7RAGREtk||Habit 1 - Be Proactive||There is a difference between hearing and listening. This is a book about following instructions, the first time...and when you do that, you can have a great day!||What are some of the ways we can be good listeners and show that we are listening?||Pinto @pintobeanz11|
|Amanda's Dream||Picture Book||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf-g6WyZ1Ik||Habit 2 - Begin With the End in Mind||Goal Setting....In the beginning Amanda is sad (doesn't filled fulfilled) with what she has in life. One day a dream fairy comes to Amanda and helps her realize she needs a dream...something to make her feel good. Amanda thinks and reflects and lands on becoming the chess player champion. She doesn't win her first match, but then comes up with a plan to join a chess club and practices.||Why did Amanda NOT choose candy or dolls as her dream?|
What did Amanda have to do to make her dream come true?
What is a dream that you have? How will you make it come true?
|Class Dojo videos||Picture Book||chrome-extension://klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg/suspended.html#ttl=LET%20IT%20RiPPLE%20%7C%20PartnerContent&uri=http://www.letitripple.org/partnercontent/||Habit 1 - Be Proactive||Class Dojo has some great character videos that get kids thinking and developing good character traits. They are short and are great for morning meetings.||Give examples of having good character and what that looks like||@lackeymartha|
|The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners||Picture Book||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jD3HKBBE6Q||Habit 1 - Be Proactive||Brother and Sister bear seem to have forgotten their manners since they have been name calling, forgetting apologies, among others. They need to be in better charge of their actions (Habit 1). Momma Bear makes an action plan (appropriate for Habit 2) by creating a Politeness Plan to help the whole family remember their manners. The siblings shape up, but Papa Bear struggles to stick to the plan. He eventually shapes up and lets the young bears know that manners are for everyone.||Why should we have manners?|
What are some manners that we need to practice at school, at home, at the store, in the library?