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I'm sharing about a tried and true book that is great for all seasons, but especially spring and back to school time. We've spent 9 months with our class and the impact we've had on them *hopefully* is a lasting one. I love to use this book to encourage them to spread their joy, kindness and beauty to all that they encounter before they leave my little nest.
To start, we pay close attention to what Miss Rumphius' process of spreading beauty looks like. After we read, we put the events of the story in order. Not only does that help us recall the sequence and we get to practice basic story structure and order, but it is also setting us up to look at specific actions that will help us identify character traits for Miss Rumphuis. And in turn, they will help show us the traits we each will need to spread kindness and beauty around. (See how I stretched that?? Haha)
After we have the process, we can examine specific events and what they tell us about our main character. We record these examples and name them with traits with this graphic organizer- If you don't know me well- you'll quickly discover that I love a good ole' graphic organizer!
Now that we've studies Miss Rumphius and her ways, we can now brainstorm how we are going to spread beauty in our community. I created a few different display options. I have a vision of using the circle display tags and printing them in shades of purple and making one huge lupine (the flower Miss. R plants) next to our classroom door. It can be a daily reminder whenever they enter or leave of the small actions they can take to spread beauty around them.
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