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How to Choose a "I PICK" Book

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Guiding students to choose an appropriate library book. The “I PICK” book method.Allowing students to choose their own books in the school library setting is a very important library best practice.  The I PICK the right book method represents a list of steps the students can practice to learn and relearn this skill. This lesson can be used as a first of the year library lesson and retaught throughout the year as a reinforcement for this library skill.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Shawna

Being a Good Digital Citizen

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This lesson is intended to help second grade students understand the basics of what it means to be a good digital citizen. ISTE Student Standards for Digital Citizenship:2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Bethany Monroe

Each Kindness

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Based on the book by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis (Penguin Putnam) - Chloe and her friends shun the new girl, Maya, who eventually stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe realizes how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya. With its powerful anti- bullying message and striking art, this book will resonate with readers long after they've put it down.

Be Kind

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When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference?or at least help a friend. With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world

Material Type: Lesson

Art

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Art, a young boy, joyfully draws scribbles that squiggle, splotches with blotches, zigs and zags, doodles and dogs, and so much more! Children are introduced to the imaginative world of art and how a picture really can be worth a thousand words.

Author: Weston Woods

And Then It's Spring

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A young boy and his dog decide they have had enough of winter, so they resolve to plant a garden. Join them as they savor the anticipation of new growth. Narrated by Ron McLarty with music by Ernest Troost. Includes an interview with author Julie Fogliano.

Author: Weston Woods

Crazy Hair Day

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Stanley arrives at school, all set to celebrate Crazy Hair Day, only to find out he has mixed up the date with School Picture Day. In this uplifting story of friendship and kindness, what starts out as a worst-ever experience takes a surprising turn as Stanley's best friend and his classmates concoct a creative show of solidarity.

Author: Weston Woods

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

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When the Otters move in next door to Mr. Rabbit, he does not know how to act with them. This is the story that highlights how to be a good neighbor and friend - just simply follow the Golden Rule! Featuring music and voices by Jack Sundrud and Rusty Young, with additional voices by Diana Canova and David deVries.

Author: Weston Woods

Exclamation Mark

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Based on the book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (Scholastic) - An exciting tale of self-discovery, this is the story about an exclamation mark. It's about fitting in and standing out, and with the help of others, finding your way. We all have an inner exclamation mark, the question is how to find it!