Monday, November 23, 2015

Grateful for Books: Smack Dab in the classroom by Dia Calhoun

Thanksgiving smacks of gratitude. Or do we smack our lips with gratitude? Either way, this is a good time to ask kids gratitude questions about books,

  1. What book are you most grateful to have read since school started? Why
  2. What book are you most grateful to have read in your entire life? Why?
  3. What character are you most grateful to have met (in your imagination). Why?
  4. What place in a book are you most grateful to have been (in your imagination). Why?
Here are my answers.
  1. Ego and Archetype by Edward Edinger. Because it expanded my understanding of the immense role the unconscious plays in our lives.
  2. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes. I first read it in grade still and I still read it every year. It taught me about richness of imagination, narrowness of prejudice, and largeness of heart.
  3. Jo March. Because of her passion for writing and climbing trees in a time when ladies didn't do such things.
  4. Middle Earth. Because it is the whole wild world.
Happy Books and Happy Thanksgiving!


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